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Aerial view of Newcastle. Credit: John Spencer/DPIE

About the station


Beresfield air quality monitoring site is located in Francis Greenway High School, on Lawson Avenue, Beresfield. It is situated in a residential area to the north-west of Newcastle.

Air quality monitoring region Lower Hunter
Commissioned May 1993
Latitude -32.79677
Longitude 151.66099
Elevation 14 metres

Data collected

The following air pollutants and meteorological variables are currently measured at Beresfield:

  • Fine particles as PM10
  • Fine particles as PM2.5
  • Oxides of nitrogen (NO, NO2 and NOx)
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
  • Visibility using nephelometry
  • Ambient temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Wind speed, wind direction and sigma theta