Interactive Monitoring Map 

Athabasca Valley

AMS 7 - Athabasca Valley

The Athabasca Valley Air Monitoring Station is a community station located on MacDonald Drive near MacDonald Island Park (Latitude, Longitude: 56.733392, -111.390501). This station became part of the WBEA's network in fall of 1997.

The Athabasca Valley station contains analyzers that continuously measure Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Total Reduced Sulphur (TRS), Nitric Oxide(NO), Total Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Total Reduced Hydrocarbons (THC), Non Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC), Methane (CH4), Ozone (O3), Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5), Carbon Monoxide (CO), wind speed and direction, relative humidity, and temperature. Time integrated sampling includes Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Particulate Matter 10 (PM10) and Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) samplers. 

For more information regarding the Athabasca Valley Air Monitoring Station, please see the station site documentation

Current Data

Time of Data:
2017-11-22 14:00:00 (Mountain Standard Time)
ParameterHourly AverageAlberta Ambient Air Quality Objective
CO 0.31 ppm13 ppm
SO2 0.83 ppb172 ppb
TRS 0.19 ppb10 ppb
NO 9.56 ppb
NO2 11.20 ppb159 ppb
NOX 20.72 ppb
THC 2.13 ppm
O3 19.17 ppb82 ppb
PM2.5 11.19 ug/m3
0.00 ppm
2.13 ppm
Temp @ 2m -11.80 deg. C
Wind Speed @ 10m 3.32 km/h
Wind Dir. @ 10m 33.25 deg.
Barometric Pressure 28.94 inHg

All air quality monitoring data displayed on this site by the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association is directly from monitoring equipment output signals. Displayed data is generally indicative of ambient conditions, however, it has not been reviewed, validated, nor processed for baseline drift and other fluctuations by qualified technicians. Final processed and validated data values may vary from values displayed on this site. A displayed value of 'n/d' indicates air monitoring data is not available at the corresponding time due to scheduled maintenance and/or instrument calibration. Charted data is locked to the range of the analyzer by default, and can be unlocked by the appropriate control. To access quality-checked and validated historical data, please visit the Alberta Government's airdata warehouse:

Historical Monitoring Data

PLEASE NOTE: When ambient concentrations of any pollutant WBEA measures exceeds the Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objective, WBEA has an immediate Reporting Protocol that is put into action. WBEA analyzers continuously monitor ambient air, and in the event of an exceedence the following steps are taken:

1 - The data collection system automatically sends out alarm notifications to WBEA personnel and an independent third party alarm monitoring company. 

2 - The alarm company acknowledges the incoming alarm and reports the data and supporting information such as wind conditions, locations, time, etc, to Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP) in real time, or as soon as becoming aware of it.

3 - AEP uses the data and information from WBEA to follow up as appropriate.