NEW Online Data Collection
A significant portion of our aerosol data for a number of sampling sites has now been made available online through the ANSTO data repository. These data sets have also been added to the Australian National Data Service (ANDS).
Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA) across Asia
ANSTO has also been involved in the Asia-Pacific Aerosol Database (A-PAD) project as part of the Regional Co-operative Agreement (RCA) under the International Atomic Agency (IAEA).
Visible atmospheric haze is a major problem for many countries in the Asia region. Identifying the contributing sources of this haze is the first critical step towards developing strategies for reducing or eliminating this pollution. A-PAD is the result of a successful 14 country particulate matter project involving weekly (or biweekly) PM2.5 (fine) and PM10 sampling for a 24 hour period spanning 10 years (2000-2010).
The 14 countries included Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Already data collected by the atmospheric science experts is proving to be an invaluable resource for developing new air pollution models and pollution reduction strategies based on better quantification of local source contributors as well as the influence of sources long range transport on the particle concentrations at a site. Click here for more details.