EPA Ireland Archive of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) Monitoring Data

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Sulphur dioxide (SO2) is formed when fuel (mainly coal, peat and oil) containing sulphur is burned at power plants and elsewhere. High concentrations of SO2 can result in temporary breathing impairment for asthmatics. SO2 is a major precursor to acid rain, which is associated with the acidification of soils, lakes, and streams and accelerated corrosion of buildings and monuments.

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Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Team
Scientific Officer
EPA Regional Inspectorate, Richview, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Dublin 14
Telephone: +353 1 268 0100
e-mail: airqd@epa.ie

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Att 1    Monaghan_Kilkitt_SO2_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.17 Mb)
Att 2    Wexford_Enniscorthy_SO2_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.18 Mb)
Att 3    Dublin_Tallaght_SO2_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.19 Mb)
Att 4    Limerick_ShannonEstuary_SO2_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.18 Mb)
Att 5    Laois_Portlaoise_SO2_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.17 Mb)
Att 6    Dublin_WinetavernSt_SO2_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.2 Mb)
Att 7    Clare_Ennis_SO2_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.18 Mb)
Att 8    Cork_SouthLinkRoad_SO2_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.19 Mb)
Att 9    Dublin_ColeraineSt_SO2_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.19 Mb)
Att 10    Dublin_Rathmines_SO2_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.18 Mb)

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Author(s)EPA,
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationEPA Ireland Archive of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) Monitoring Data
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=98a82d25-76e4-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Unique Identifier98a82d25-76e4-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-03-26

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EPA,   "EPA Ireland Archive of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) Monitoring Data". Associated datasets and digitial information objects connected to this resource are available at: Secure Archive For Environmental Research Data (SAFER) managed by Environmental Protection Agency Ireland http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=98a82d25-76e4-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3 (Last Accessed: 2017-03-26)

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=70
Resource KeywordsSulphur dioxide - air quality SO2
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project CodeAir Quality
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeAir Quality
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Public-Open
Limitations on the use of this ResourceThe EPA requests an acknowledgement (in publications, conference papers, etc) from those who use information or data received from this online system, its tools and software. For clarifications on any aspect of this raw data users should contact the air quality team. A recommended citation is provided below.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 173
Project Start Date Sunday 1st June 1997 (01-06-1997)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 1st January 1995 (01-01-1995)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Thursday 31st December 2009 (31-12-2009)
Published on SAFERMonday 19th May 2008 (19-05-2008)
Date of Last EditThursday 15th December 2016 at 13:52:18 (15-12-2016)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 15th December 2016 at 13:52:18 (15-12-2016)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
Stations on the island of Ireland.

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CAFE Directive 2008/50/EC establish's an hourly limit of 350 μg/m3 and an annual mean limit of 20 μg/m3 in respect of SO2. No more than 24 exceedances of the hourly limit values are allowed per year.
Supplementary Information
SO2- this is measured using an API M100 Sulphur Dioxide analyser by U.V. Fluorescence. When hit by U.V. radiation, SO2 molecules emit light. The intensity of the fluorescence radiation is proportional to the amount of molecules and therefore, the concentration.


FILENAME CONVENTION: To intuitively guide users on the data contained in each of the dataset files the FILENAMES shown abide by a simple convention. The first part of the filename corresponds to the station location where the monitoring took place, the second refers to the pollutant measured. The third part of the filename corresponds to the year of measurement. For datasets which contain data measured over two years rather than one the year provided includes the year when measurement commented at that station site. If measurement data was collected at using a mobile monitoring station the code TR will follow the pollutant name.

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