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At this site ozone has been monitored in summer on four occasions starting in 1998, and in 2010 PM10 was also monitored. Ozone and PM10 concentrations were both below guidelines when monitored. Only monthly and annual averages for all years can be seen below (Show more information +).

Monitoring of ozone at Lincoln was undertaken as part of a study of the effect of Christchurch emissions, particularly motor vehicle emissions, on ozone concentrations. Lincoln was chosen as a site because it is downwind of the predominant summer wind in Christchurch. Ozone was monitored in the summer of 1998, 2003, 2007, and 2010. Summer was chosen because of the role of sunlight in ozone formation.

Scientific Indicators
Scientific data for this site

This dashboard shows information on the data collected by the regional councils for air quality scientific indicators:

  • PM10
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    What do the dashboard colours mean for PM10?

    The dashboard colours show how PM10 levels sit in relation to the guideline – from green (less than 10%) to red (more than 100% of the guideline).  The guideline (100%) value for the daily average PM10 is 50 µg/m3 and  20 µg/m3  for the annual average.  There are no guidelines for hourly or monthly data (charcoal colour).  

    Colour Percent of guidelines
    Less than 10% of guideline
    10-33% of guideline
    33-66% of guideline
    66-100% of guideline
    Greater than 100% of guideline
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    PM10 information

    • Hourly
    • Daily
    • Monthly
    • Annual
    • Exceedances
    • Show wind speed
    • Show temperature
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    Guideline


    Concentration (µg/m3)


    Wind speed (km/h)


    Air temperature (℃)

    What is this graph showing me?

    This graph shows how levels of PM10 change on an hourly, daily, monthly or annual basis for the selected time period. The levels depend on local sources of emissions and what the weather is doing.  Emissions from various sources change, depending on whether it’s a weekday or the weekend or at different times of the year (e.g. emissions from home heating goes up in the cold winter months).  Still conditions often lead to high concentrations, as there is no wind to blow away the pollutants in the air.   The PM10 concentrations are shown against the guidelines for air quality (for daily and annual averages), and where concentrations exceed the guideline (red line) this can be a cause for concern, especially if this occurs on a frequent basis. 

    Exceedance data (when available) shows the number of days per year that the concentrations went above 100% of the air quality guideline.  

    For information about allowable exceedances and targets, and the limitations of data shown, see the Factsheet on monitoring air quality in New Zealand

  • Ozone
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    What do the dashboard colours mean for ozone?

    The dashboard colours show how ozone levels sit in relation to the guideline – from green (less than 10%) to red (over the guideline).  The guideline (100% value) for the hourly average ozone is 150 µg/m3.  There are no guidelines for daily, monthly or annual data (charcoal colour).

    Colour Percent of guidelines
    Less than 10% of guideline
    10-33% of guideline
    33-66% of guideline
    66-100% of guideline
    Greater than 100% of guideline
    No guideline

    Ozone information

    • Hourly
    • Daily
    • Monthly
    • Annual
    • Exceedances
    • Show wind speed
    • Show temperature
    Months:
    -
    Showing:

    Guideline


    Concentration (µg/m3)


    Wind speed (km/h)


    Air temperature (℃)

    What is this graph showing me?

    This graph shows how levels of ozone change on an hourly, daily, monthly or annual basis for the selected time period. The levels depend on local sources of emissions and what the weather is doing.  Emissions from various sources change, depending on whether it’s a weekday or the weekend or at different times of the year (e.g. emissions from home heating goes up in the cold winter months).  Still conditions often lead to high concentrations, as there is no wind to blow away the pollutants in the air.   The ozone concentrations are shown against the guidelines for air quality (hourly averages), and where concentrations exceed 100% of the guideline (red line) this can be a cause for concern, especially if this occurs on a frequent basis. 

    Exceedance data (when available) shows the number of hours per year that the concentrations went above 100% of the air quality guideline.  

    For information about allowable exceedances and targets, and the limitations of data shown, see the Factsheet on monitoring air quality in New Zealand