Automatic Monitoring Sites
The Council currently has 2 automatic analysers, one located in Disley and the other is to be relocated shortly.
These units provide high quality, real-time data which can be used to analyse patterns and try to find out more about the characteristics of the pollution as it varies over time. This information is extremely useful for identifying causes of pollution and highlighting where efforts need to be targeted to reduce air pollution.
Whilst providing high quality data, this equipment is expensive to purchase and maintain and often compromises have to be made in terms of its location for logistical reasons.
Each of our monitoring sites measures levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2).