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Community AMS - Conklin

Community AMS - Conklin AMS21

(Latitude: 55.632331   Longitude: -111.078872)

The Conklin Air Monitoring Station (AMS) is located near the Conklin Resource Development Advisory Committee (CRDAC) office, on CRDAC land, on Father Mercredi’s Trail, in the community of Conklin. Conklin is the most southerly community in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta. It is located approximately 155 km southeast of Fort McMurray on Christina Lake and can be accessed from Alberta Highways 63 and 881.

Conklin AMS and the Stony Mountain AMS, are the most southerly of WBEA’s continuous air monitoring stations. Conklin AMS began operation in March 2016.

Conklin AMS is equipped to continuously measure sulphur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), fine particulate matter (PM2.5), ozone (O3), total reduced sulphurs (TRS) and total hydrocarbon (THC) and methane/non methane hydrocarbons (CH4/NMHC).

Conklin AMS is also equipped to continuously measure wind speed, wind direction, temperature and humidity. 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.

The Alberta Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Agency (AEMERA) funded the building and operation of the new Conklin community station.

 

Current Data

Time of Data:
2017-02-20 08:00:00 (Mountain Standard Time)
ParameterHourly Average
SO2
-0.22 ppb
TRS
0.39 ppb
NO2
5.14 ppb
NOx
6.72 ppb
NO
1.57 ppb
O3
22.91 ppb
NMHC
0.00 ppm
CH4
1.95 ppm
THC
1.95 ppm
PM2.5 0.51 ug/m3
Wind
Speed
@ 10m
5.30 km/h
Wind
Direction
@ 10m
299.40 deg.
Relative
Humidity
93.40 %
Temp
-2.40 deg. C

All air quality monitoring data displayed on this site by the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association are directly from monitoring equipment output signals. Displayed raw (L1) data are generally indicative of ambient conditions. However, they have not been reviewed, validated, nor processed for baseline drift and other fluctuations. Final processed and validated (quality-assured, L2) data values may vary from raw data. A displayed value of 'n/d' indicates air monitoring data are not available at the corresponding time due to scheduled maintenance and/or instrument calibration. Charted data are locked to the range of the analyzer by default, and can be unlocked by the appropriate control. To access raw (L1) and quality-assured (L2) data please visit the WBEA website http://wbea.org/monitoring-stations-and-data/historical-monitoring-data. Data are provided in graphical and tabular format. When large data sets are requested they are sent instantly in zipped csv format to the requester’s email address.

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 exceedance 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 and Parks (AEP) in real time, or as soon as becoming aware of it.

3 - The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) uses the data and information provided by WBEA to follow up, as appropriate.