Interactive Monitoring Map 

Buffalo Viewpoint


The Buffalo Viewpoint Station is located at the south end of Syncrude's South Mine (Latitude, Longitude: 56.996265, -111.59410167). This station became part of the WBEA's network in 1997.

The Buffalo Viewpoint station contains analyzers that continuously measure Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Total Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Nitric Oxide(NO), Total Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Total Hydrocarbons (THC), Ozone (O3), Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5), wind speed and direction, visibility, relative humidity, and temperature. At Buffalo Viewpoint, the WBEA also operates samplers for the non-continuous parameters Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), Volatile Organic Compounds (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 Buffalo Viewpoint Air Monitoring Station, please see the station site documentation


Current Data

Time of Data:
2018-04-21 06:00:00 (Mountain Standard Time)
ParameterHourly AverageAlberta Ambient Air Quality Objective
SO2 0.60 ppb172 ppb
H2S 0.20 ppb10 ppb
THC 2.38 ppm
NO 0.01 ppb
NO2 8.46 ppb
NOX 8.47 ppb
O3 22.62 ppb
PM2.5 5.44 ug/m3
Temp @ 2m 1.69 deg. C
Wind Speed @ 10m 10.54 km/h
Wind Dir. @ 10m 145.00 deg.

Level 1 data used from this web site is accessible in raw form only before data validation processing. Level 1 data is preliminary and may change during the validation process. Level 2 data has undergone validation review and is considered final data.