Interactive Monitoring Map 

Fort McKay-Bertha Ganter

AMS 1 - Bertha Ganter

(Longitude: -111.64045 Latitude: 57.18945)

The Fort McKay-Bertha Ganter Station is located near the northwest corner of the Fort McKay Water Treatment Plant. This station was built in the fall of 1997 and replaced a nearby station operated by Alberta Environmental Protection.

The Fort McKay-Bertha Ganter station contains analyzers that continuously measure SO2, TRS, THC, O3, NO, NO2, NOx, PM2.5, global radiation, leaf wetness, humidity, wind speed and direction, and the temperature at a height of 2 m and 10 m. A tipping bucket rain gauge measures precipitation during the summer. Non-continuous measurement devices include a PM10, VOCs, chemical analysis of precipitation, semi-volatile organic compounds and several passives.

Current Data

Time of Data:
2017-09-20 00:00:00 (Mountain Standard Time)
ParameterHourly AverageAlberta Ambient Air Quality Objective
SO2 0.24 ppb172 ppb
TRS 0.47 ppb10 ppb
NO 0.00 ppb
NO2 7.71 ppb159 ppb
NOX 7.44 ppb
THC 2.37 ppm
O3 15.62 ppb82 ppb
NH3 0.00 ppb2000 ppb
PM2.5 3.33 ug/m3
0.35 ppm
2.02 ppm
Temp @ 2m 9.06 deg. C
Wind Speed @ 10m 12.38 km/h
Relative Humidity 93.20 %
Wind Dir. @ 10m 16.67 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.