Site Information for Rochester Stoke(UKA00251)

Rochester Stoke Information

The monitoring station is within a self-contained, air-conditioned housing located on the western boundary of a rural primary school. The nearest main road is approximately 80 metres to the east of the location with a low traffic volume. The area is generally open and rural with young trees within 1 metre to the monitoring station. The Medway estuary and accompanying industy lie approximately 3 kilometres to the west and south.


EU Site ID: GB0617A

Altitude (metres): 14

Environment Type: Rural Background

PM2.5 Targets This site is used in the assessment of the Annual Mean Concentration Target (AMCT) under the Environmental Target (Fine Particulate Matter) (England) Regulations 2023, subject to meeting the inclusion criteria on an annual basis. It is not used in the assessment of the Population Exposure Reduction Target (PERT). 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: Rural Background

Site Address: Rochester

Government Region: South East

Easting/Northing: 583158, 176314

Latitude/Longitude: 51.456170, 0.634889

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Operator Networks
Bureau Veritas Automatic Rural Monitoring Network

Pollutants measured at this monitoring site

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

Automatic Rural Monitoring Network

Pollutant Start Date End Date Inlet Height (m) Hourly PM Measurement method
Ozone 26/01/1996 - 2.5
Nitric oxide 26/01/1996 - 2.5
Nitrogen dioxide 26/01/1996 - 2.5
Nitrogen oxides as nitrogen dioxide 26/01/1996 - 2.5
Sulphur dioxide 26/01/1996 - 2.5
PM10 particulate matter (Hourly measured) 26/01/1996 - 2.5 FIDAS200
Non-volatile PM10 (Hourly measured) 27/05/2009 02/08/2018 0.0
Volatile PM10 (Hourly measured) 27/05/2009 02/08/2018 0.0
PM2.5 particulate matter (Hourly measured) 28/04/1998 - 2.5 FIDAS200
Non-volatile PM2.5 (Hourly measured) 28/05/2009 02/08/2018 0.0
Volatile PM2.5 (Hourly measured) 28/05/2009 02/08/2018 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
Wind Direction 24/02/1997 03/11/2009 Not available
Wind Speed 05/01/1997 03/11/2009 Not available
PM10 Ambient Temperature 27/05/2009 02/08/2018 Not available
PM10 Ambient pressure measured 27/05/2009 02/08/2018 Not available
PM2.5 Ambient Temperature 28/05/2009 02/08/2018 Not available
PM2.5 Ambient Preasure 28/05/2009 02/08/2018 Not available

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Networks measured at this monitoring site

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