Interactive Monitoring Map 


AMS 19 - Firebag

The Wapasu Air Monitoring Station is located on the Husky Sunrise site, northeast of Fort McMurray (57.259197, -111.038583). 

The station is equipped to measure sulphur dioxide (SO2), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), ozone (O3), total hydrocarbons (THC), non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5).

Wapasu AMS is also equipped to continuously measure wind speed, wind direction, temperature, humidity and precipitation. The meteorological sensors for wind speed and wind direction are located at 10 m elevation, while those for temperature and relative humidity are located at 4 m.

At Wapasu, the WBEA operates samplers for the non-continuous parameters PAHs and coarse and fine particulate matter on behalf of Environment and Climate Change Canada

Current Data

Time of Data:
2017-11-22 14:00:00 (Mountain Standard Time)
ParameterHourly AverageAlberta Ambient Air Quality Objective
SO2 1.06 ppb172 ppb
H2S 0.19 ppb10 ppb
O3 21.04 ppb82 ppb
NO 4.59 ppb
NO2 9.56 ppb159 ppb
NOX 14.14 ppb
THC 2.47 ppm
PM2.5 3.09 ug/m3
Temp @ 2M -12.29 deg. C
Wind Speed @ 10m 3.28 km/h
Wind Direction @ 10m 261.10 deg.
Relative Humidity 75.70 %

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.