Interactive Monitoring Map 

Bertha Ganter - Fort McKay

AMS 1 - Bertha Ganter

Bertha Ganter - Fort McKay is a community station,  located near the northwest corner of the Fort McKay Water Treatment Plant (Latitude, Longitude: 57.189428, -111.640583). This station was built in the fall of 1997.

The Bertha Ganter - Fort McKay 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), global radiation, leaf wetness, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, temperature, and precipitation. Time integrated sampling includes Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Particulate Matter 10 (PM10), Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5), precipitation, and passive samplers. At Bertha Ganter- Fort McKay, the WBEA also operates samplers for the non-continuous parameters PAHs, VOCs, ions, coarse and fine particulate matter, Speciation Air Sampling (SASS), and Carbonyls on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

For more information regarding the Bertha Ganter- Fort McKay 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
SO2 0.02 ppb172 ppb
TRS 0.47 ppb10 ppb
NO 10.94 ppb
NO2 14.17 ppb159 ppb
NOX 25.12 ppb
THC 2.43 ppm
O3 13.12 ppb82 ppb
NH3 0.00 ppb2000 ppb
PM2.5 2.95 ug/m3
0.14 ppm
2.29 ppm
Temp @ 2m -12.39 deg. C
Wind Speed @ 10m 2.89 km/h
Relative Humidity 62.98 %
Wind Dir. @ 10m 97.30 deg.

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.