Site Information for Sunderland Silksworth(UKA00484)

Sunderland Silksworth Information

The monitoring station is within a self-contained, air conditioned housing located next to an access road that leads to a sports centre and superstore delivery entrance. The inlet manifold is 50 metres from the nearest minor road, Silksworth Rd. The immediate surrounding area is open with residential areas occurring beyond 200 metres.


EU Site ID: GB0863A

Altitude (metres): 110

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: Sunderland

Government Region: North East

Easting/Northing: 438150, 554479

Latitude/Longitude: 54.883610, -1.406878

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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 09/12/2004 - 4.0
Nitric oxide 09/12/2004 - 4.0
Nitrogen dioxide 09/12/2004 - 4.0
Nitrogen oxides as nitrogen dioxide 09/12/2004 - 4.0
Sulphur dioxide 01/04/2008 31/12/2012 4.0
PM10 particulate matter (Hourly measured) 27/09/2019 - 4.0 FIDAS200
PM2.5 particulate matter (Hourly measured) 09/12/2008 - 4.0 FIDAS200
Non-volatile PM2.5 (Hourly measured) 09/12/2008 26/09/2019 0.0
Volatile PM2.5 (Hourly measured) 09/12/2008 26/09/2019 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
PM2.5 Ambient Temperature 09/12/2008 26/09/2019 Not available
PM2.5 Ambient Preasure 09/12/2008 26/09/2019 Not available

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Networks measured at this monitoring site

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