Site Information for Portsmouth(UKA00421)

Portsmouth Information

The monitoring station is located in a self contained, air conditioned housing within the grounds of a primary school in a residential area of Hilsea. The manifold inlet is approximately 3.5 metres high and is approximately 5 metres from the kerbside of the nearest road, Curtis Mead. The A2047, London Road is approximately 120 metres from the station and has a traffic flow of 13,000 vehicles per day. The surrounding area is residential in nature.


EU Site ID: GB0733A

Altitude (metres): 5

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: Portsmouth

Government Region: South East

Easting/Northing: 465695, 103666

Latitude/Longitude: 50.828810, -1.068583

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Operator Networks
Bureau Veritas Automatic Urban Monitoring Network
Ricardo Energy & Environment Non-Automatic Hydrocarbon Network

Pollutants measured at this monitoring site

The pollutants measured at this monitoring site, grouped by network, are shown below. Use the links below to quickly jump to a specific network.

Automatic Urban Monitoring Network

Pollutant Start Date End Date Inlet Height (m) Hourly PM Measurement method
Ozone 15/04/2003 - 4.0
Nitric oxide 01/01/2001 - 4.0
Nitrogen dioxide 01/01/2001 - 4.0
Nitrogen oxides as nitrogen dioxide 01/01/2001 - 4.0
Sulphur dioxide 16/01/2001 30/09/2007 Not available
Carbon monoxide 21/03/2002 30/09/2007 Not available
PM10 particulate matter (Hourly measured) 01/01/2001 - 4.0 FIDAS200
Non-volatile PM10 (Hourly measured) 07/07/2008 25/06/2019 0.0
Volatile PM10 (Hourly measured) 07/07/2008 25/06/2019 0.0
PM2.5 particulate matter (Hourly measured) 23/12/2008 - 4.0 FIDAS200
Non-volatile PM2.5 (Hourly measured) 23/12/2008 24/06/2019 0.0
Volatile PM2.5 (Hourly measured) 23/12/2008 24/06/2019 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 07/07/2008 25/06/2019 Not available
PM10 Ambient pressure measured 07/07/2008 25/06/2019 Not available
PM2.5 Ambient Temperature 23/12/2008 24/06/2019 Not available
PM2.5 Ambient Preasure 23/12/2008 24/06/2019 Not available

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Non-Automatic Hydrocarbon Network

Pollutant Start Date End Date Inlet Height (m)
benzene 23/05/2002 03/08/2007 Not available

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PAH Digitel (solid phase)

Pollutant Start Date End Date Inlet Height (m)
Benzo(a)pyrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Benzo(a)anthracene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Benzo(b)fluoranthene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Benzo(j)fluoranthene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Benzo(k)fluoranthene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Dibenzo(ac)anthracene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Dibenzo(ah)anthracene 25/01/2023 - Not available
5-Methyl Chrysene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Anthanthrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Anthracene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Benzo(b)naphtho(2,1-d)thiophene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Benzo(c)phenanthrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Benzo(e)pyrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Benzo(ghi)perylene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Chrysene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Coronene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Cyclopenta(c,d)pyrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Dibenzo(al)pyrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Dibenzo(ae)pyrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Dibenzo(ai)pyrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Dibenzo(ah)pyrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Fluoranthene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Perylene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Phenanthrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Pyrene 25/01/2023 - Not available
Retene 25/01/2023 - Not available

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Networks measured at this monitoring site

The listing below shows the networks that this monitoring site belongs to. You can search for sites within these networks by clicking on their name, or use the network information links to find out more about them.

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Automatic Urban and Rural Monitoring Network (AURN) Automatic Urban and Rural Monitoring Network (AURN) About network Latest pollution summary
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Non-Automatic Hydrocarbon Network Non-Automatic Hydrocarbon Network About network Network Information page
PAH Digitel (solid phase) PAH Digitel (solid phase) About network PAH data download page