Site Information for Reading New Town(UKA00462)

Reading New Town Information

The monitoring station is within a self-contained, air-conditioned housing within a cemetery surrounded by trees. The cemetery occupies a triangular site at the junction of two busy main roads (A4 and A329) to the east of the town centre. The roads are approximately 100 metres from the station. The surrounding area is high density residential dwellings.


EU Site ID: GB0840A

Altitude (metres): 58

Environment Type: Urban Background

PM2.5 Targets This site is used in the assessment of both the Annual Mean Concentration Target (AMCT) and Population Exposure Reduction Target (PERT) under the Environmental Target (Fine Particulate Matter) (England) Regulations 2023, subject to meeting the inclusion criteria on an annual basis. To find out more about how measurements are used to calculate progress towards the targets and which sites have met the inclusion criteria in different years, please see the PM2.5 target calculation page.

Site Location

Environment Type: Urban Background

Site Address: Reading

Government Region: South East

Easting/Northing: 473468, 173207

Latitude/Longitude: 51.453090, -0.944067

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Operator Networks
Bureau Veritas Automatic Urban Monitoring Network

Pollutants measured at this monitoring site

The pollutants measured at this monitoring site, grouped by network, are shown below.

Automatic Urban Monitoring Network

Pollutant Start Date End Date Inlet Height (m) Hourly PM Measurement method
Ozone 17/10/2003 - 4.0
Nitric oxide 17/10/2003 - 4.0
Nitrogen dioxide 17/10/2003 - 4.0
Nitrogen oxides as nitrogen dioxide 17/10/2003 - 4.0
Sulphur dioxide 17/10/2003 30/09/2007 Not available
Carbon monoxide 17/10/2003 30/09/2007 Not available
PM10 particulate matter (Hourly measured) 17/10/2003 - 4.0 BAM1020unheated
Non-volatile PM10 (Hourly measured) 06/03/2007 27/06/2019 0.0
Volatile PM10 (Hourly measured) 06/03/2007 27/06/2019 0.0
PM2.5 particulate matter (Hourly measured) 25/09/2008 - 4.0 BAM1020heated
Non-volatile PM2.5 (Hourly measured) 25/09/2008 27/06/2019 0.0
Volatile PM2.5 (Hourly measured) 25/09/2008 27/06/2019 0.0
Modelled Wind Direction 01/08/2010 - Not available
Modelled Wind Speed 01/08/2010 - Not available
Modelled Temperature 01/08/2010 - Not available
PM10 Ambient Temperature 06/03/2007 27/06/2019 Not available
PM10 Ambient pressure measured 06/03/2007 27/06/2019 Not available
PM2.5 Ambient Temperature 25/09/2008 27/06/2019 Not available
PM2.5 Ambient Preasure 25/09/2008 27/06/2019 Not available

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Networks measured at this monitoring site

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