Air Quality Monitoring
Florida's statewide air quality monitoring network is operated by nineteen state, local, and private environmental programs. The air is monitored for carbon monoxide (CO), lead (Pb), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), particulate matter (or particle pollution [PM10 and PM2.5]), and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The monitors tend to be concentrated in areas with the largest
population densities. Not all pollutants are monitored in all areas.
The department's Florida's Air Quality System provides
the public and units of local, state, and federal government
with measurements of pollutant concentration levels in the
ambient air - ambient air being generally
defined as that
portion of the atmosphere near ground level and external to
buildings or other structures.
Ambient air quality standards, defined at levels below health standards,
are established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and
the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for six
carbon monoxide (CO),
dioxide (SO2) Since health-based criteria were used to establish
the standards, these six pollutants are referred to as "criteria air
An essential component of air quality management in the
state is the identification of (1) areas where the ambient air
quality standards are being violated and plans are needed to
reduce pollutant concentration levels to be in attainment with
the standards and (2) areas where the ambient standards are
being met but plans are needed to ensure maintenance of
acceptable levels of air quality in the face of anticipated
population or industrial growth.
The end-result of this attainment/maintenance analysis is
the development of local and statewide strategies for
controlling emissions of criteria air pollutants from
stationary and mobile sources. The first step in this
process is the annual compilation of the ambient air
monitoring results, and the second step is the analysis of the
monitoring data for general air quality, exceedances of air
quality standards, and pollutant trends.
Real Time Ozone Data Sites
This link to the US Environmental Protection Agency provides
an archive of animated and daily peak ozone concentrations as
well as current day's displays for Florida and much of the
rest of the country.
Data Queries, Reports & Maps
This site provides access to air quality data collected at outdoor monitors across the United States. The data comes primarily from the
Air Quality System (AQS) database.
Air Quality Where You Live
What's Happening in Your Area?
to Air Quality Index forecasts, monitoring data and maps.
National and State Air Quality
National AQI forecast. Select state or zip code for local conditions
Local Air Program
Orange County Environmental Protection Division
Air Quality Data
Duval County Environmental Resources Management Department
Daily Air Quality Index data and monitoring network
County Department of Planning & Environmental Protection
Summary of Air Quality Index data and network description
Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management
Air Quality Index data and county air data reports
Palm Beach County Health Department
Daily Air Quality Index data and pollen counts
County Environmental Protection Commission
Daily Air Quality Index data and county programs
Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management
Annual Reports and Air Quality Brochure
Sarasota Air and
Water Quality Program
Daily Air Quality Index data
September 04, 2014