|The temporary monitoring system was custom-made to fit inside a small trailer.|
To get some definitive answers, our air quality staff recently installed a temporary monitor in Friday Harbor to record local levels of fine particle pollution and get a better idea whether the existing monitoring network is adequately assessing San Juan’s air quality conditions. Operating this temporary monitor during the winter months will give us a baseline on pollution coming from woodstoves, outdoor burning, industry, traffic and marine vessels.
|Ecology's Will Wallace calibrates instrumentation.|
|Components of the monitoring system.|
|Ecology's Jenny Li and Will Wallace discuss the monitoring effort.|
There are more than 100 air quality monitors at 80 locations across Washington, operated by both Ecology and local clean air agencies. For more information, and to check the monitor in Friday Harbor, or others around the state in real time, visit our monitoring webpage, https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/enviwa/.