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Kentucky Air Quality Monitoring Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web & see Request procedure below
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Ambient Air Quality Annual Report More detailed data can be obtained from the EPA Aerometric Information Retrieval System through the EPA's Web site. Even more detailed information can be obtained from the Kentucky Air Monitoring System (KAMS) operated by the Technical Support Section. Air quality information for Lexington, Ashland, Owensboro, northern Kentucky and Paducah can be obtained by calling the division's Air Quality Index Reporting System at 800-AIR-INKY.
Surface In-Situ Networks
The locations of the monitoring stations are selected using U.S. EPA guidance and in general are established near populous areas or pollutant sources. Each year the station locations are reviewed to ensure that adequate coverage is being provided. Data from the network is used to demonstrate compliance with and/or progress toward meeting ambient air quality standards and to identify pollution trends. The data are also used to provide pollutant levels for daily air quality index reporting and to detect elevated pollutant levels for activation of emergency control procedures. Air monitoring stations may also be set up for special studies for limited time periods to address specific issues with air quality in areas where there are numerous complaints or where we feel that air quality in a small area is affected by a localized activity.
CONTACT
Sean Alteri
Kentucky Division for Air Quality
DEP Division for Air Quality 200 Fair Oaks Lane First Floor Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-3382
Sean.Alteri@ky.gov
http://www.air.ky.gov/homepage_repository/Division+for+Air+Quality+Branches.htm
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameKY AQ
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
Location31 counties across Kentucky
Number of Stations143
Map of Stationshttp://www.air.ky.gov/programs/airmonitoring/
Categorymeteorology, air chemistry
Parameters (Most)ozone, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, lead and particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5)
Paramters (Limited)acid rainv(rainfall, pH, conductivity, sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, chloride, ammonium, nitrate and sulfate), meteorological, air toxics
Archive
Period of Record1967-present
Temporal Resolution60 minute
Data Season
Data Availability
Other Purposes
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
UPDATED ON
14 Oct 2009 10:48