Air Quality Data collected by PRAMP is evaluated to manage source emissions and contribute to policy development and air quality management in Alberta. PRAMP Area includes Three Creeks, Reno, Seal and Walrus regions.
You can access near real-time hourly readings from any one of our four continuous monitoring stations. You can find multiple substances for one station or one substance for multiple stations. Dates and times are adjustable and you can compare readings to provincial objectives.
Things to remember:
- The data are recorded in Mountain Standard Time. Data are generally indicative of ambient conditions but it is raw data. Our quality controls validate the information and then it is stored in a Government of Alberta Air Data Warehouse.
- If there are breaks in the data, it simply means data was not recorded for that time period. Often, this is due to scheduled equipment maintenance or calibrations being made at that time.
- You can’t compare substances that have competing measurement units. For example, ppb (parts per billion) versus ppm (parts per million). When this conflict occurs, you will see the pop-up “The Y-axis can only have one scale”.
- From time to time data points may be removed after they have been found to be in error due to instrument malfunction.
- Negative numbers that may appear have not yet been referenced to the daily zero check.
Click on the map below to connect to live air quality data.
PRAMP has a small network of PurpleAir micro sensors which can detect particulate matter (PM). While data from these sensors lacks the precision for official pollution statistics, regulatory reporting, and issuing air quality advisories, they do provide a general idea of the PM concentrations in the 1000s of communities worldwide in which they monitor.
Click on the button below to view the PurpleAir live air data map.
“Click” to learn more about AQHI and what’s happening in other areas of the province.