Air Quality Monitoring
What agencies and monitors make up Florida's ambient air monitoring network?
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) along with local governmental agencies own and operate the monitors which make up Florida's ambient air monitoring network. The network is operated by the six FDEP Districts (Northwest, Northeast, Central, Southeast, South, and Southwest), one FDEP agency (the Bureau of Air Monitoring located in Tallahassee), and ten local governmental agencies (Broward, Collier, City of Jacksonville, Hillsborough, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach, Pinellas, and Sarasota). Select the image to the right to view a larger version of the 2012 Open Monitoring Site map.
What are the measured levels of air pollutants in Florida?
Florida's air quality is driven by ozone (O3) and fine particles (particle pollution 2.5 or particulate matter 2.5 or PM2.5). To a lesser extent it is also affected by carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), particle pollution 10 (particulate matter 10 or PM10), and sulfur dioxide (SO2). The levels for these pollutants can be seen on the:
This website contains many tools for reviewing air quality across the state of Florida. Access to these tools and the hourly data in tabular form for CO, NO2, O3, continuously monitored PM2.5 and PM10, and SO2 with summary information can be found at:
Where can I find particle pollution data on which regulatory decisions are made?
Continuously monitoring PM2.5 samplers report data to this website, but are not used for regulatory decisions. PM2.5 data for the regulatory network is collected on manually run samplers with filters that are exposed for 24 hours. PM10 data collected by both continuous and manual (filter-based) samplers are used for regulatory data. This website displays the continuously collected PM10 data only. The manually collected PM2.5 and PM10 data are not available in a timely fashion, but the summary statistics are updated quarterly and posted by year at:
The Air Quality Index is a value that simplifies the CO, NO2, O3, particle pollution (PM10 and PM2.5), and SO2 concentrations and indicates the air quality in a certain location. More information may be found at:
Last updated: September 11, 2013