Use This Site
Use This Site
The Navigation Bar allows the user to customize their experience with the website by navigating between the various options and displays that are available. The data can be displayed on a map via Interactive Maps, displayed by area or region using the Latest Measurements or displayed for a user specified time range using the Reports tab. Each option will be discussed in more detail below.
The DEQ Real-Time Air Quality map provides the latest Air Quality Index (AQI), concentration and meteorological data from year round and seasonal DEQ and Tribal ambient monitors. Each dot in the interactive map display represents an active monitoring site that can be clicked on to provide more detailed site information and real-time data. It should be noted that seasonal monitors are displayed only when they are in operation, which is typically from April thru October in most locations.
When first opened, the map defaults to showing the latest AQI for each of the currently active monitoring sites. The color of each dot corresponds to the most current AQI category based upon the latest data available and will represent the highest AQI for sites with multiple pollutants. The categories are explained in the AQI Legend which can be turned on and off using the arrow in the upper left hand corner of the legend.
In addition to the latest AQI, current concentration and meteorological data can be viewed using the Display Menu. As shown in the picture above, the Display Menu defaults to showing the Air Quality Index. To look at the latest concentrations, use the drop down menu to change Air Quality Index to Pollutant. Choose the pollutant to be viewed from the list of options that appears. To look at the meteorological data, change the Air Quality Index to Meteorology. From there, select the specific meteorological parameter to be displayed.
Clicking on a dot will display a bar chart of the highest AQI for each hour. To obtain more detailed site information, click on the Station Info button in the upper right hand corner of the bar chart. To see more information on the pollutant or pollutants at each site click on the Concentration Information button in the upper left hand corner.
Please note that the look of the map can be customized to show terrain by changing the Display View from Map to Satellite or by clicking the terrain option under Map. This may help the user to gain a better understanding of what topographical features might impact the air quality in a given area. In addition, the map may be zoomed in on by using the mouse scroll button or +/- options located in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Predefined tables displaying the latest readings from each monitor by region or data type (e.g., meteorological data). Use the dropdown menu in the upper left hand corner of the Latest Measurements screen to choose a region of interest. The data displayed can be exported to Excel using the located right above the table in the upper right hand corner. Once the table is displayed, more detailed information for each monitoring site can be obtained by clicking on the station name. This will bring up a dashboard showing images of the site, the site location, current daily graph, latest concentrations and an AQI gauge. A link to run the Station Report for this site can be found in the upper right hand corner of the dashboard screen .
This tab provides a number of reports designed to allow the user customized access to the most current and historical data from any single monitor or combination of monitors.
This tab provides more detailed information and useful links to other websites designed to assist in gaining a better understanding of this site and air monitoring in general.
Contact information for each of DEQ's six regional offices. These regional offices can provide more detailed insight into local air quality conditions, sources, statewide environmental policies and programs.