EPA Ireland Archive of Ozone Monitoring Data

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The formation of ground level ozone (O3) is complex. It is formed from reactions between pollutants such as NOX, carbon monoxide and various volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the presence of sunlight. Ozone is also a transboundary pollutant whose impacts mainly affect central and southern Europe during the summer months. Ozone levels over Ireland can be influenced by the transport of pollutants from other European regions and across the Atlantic from North America. High concentrations of ground level ozone can affect the functioning of the respiratory system and damage crops and other vegetation.

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

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Att 1    Wicklow_Bray_O3_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.18 Mb)
Att 2    Monaghan_Kilkitt_O3_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.19 Mb)
Att 3    Mayo_Castlebar_O3_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.19 Mb)
Att 4    Laois_EmoCourt_O3_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.19 Mb)
Att 5    Kilkenny_SevilleLodge_O3_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.18 Mb)
Att 6    Galway_MaceHead_O3_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.19 Mb)
Att 7    Kerry_Valentia_O3_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.19 Mb)
Att 8    Dublin_Swords_O3_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.18 Mb)
Att 9    Dublin_Rathmines_O3_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.18 Mb)
Att 10    Dublin_Clonskeagh_O3_2015_ugm3_hr.xlsx   (0.23 Mb)

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Author(s)Team, Q.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationEPA Ireland Archive of Ozone Monitoring Data
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=fa50e97d-73da-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Unique Identifierfa50e97d-73da-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-07-24

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Team, Q.   "EPA Ireland Archive of Ozone 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=fa50e97d-73da-102b-aa08-55a7497570d3 (Last Accessed: 2017-07-24)

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Access Information For This Resource

SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=66
Resource KeywordsOzone, Ireland EPA
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project CodeEPA Air 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 ResourceData Download Disclaimer...
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 200
Project Start Date Tuesday 4th April 2006 (04-04-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 1st January 1991 (01-01-1991)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Thursday 31st December 2009 (31-12-2009)
Published on SAFERThursday 15th May 2008 (15-05-2008)
Date of Last EditTuesday 28th February 2017 at 12:52:23 (28-02-2017)
Datasets or Files Updated On Tuesday 28th February 2017 at 12:52:23 (28-02-2017)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
All of Ireland.

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CAFE Directive 2008/50/EC relates to ozone in ambient air and incorporates specific EU ozone target levels in addition to hourly thresholds.
Supplementary Information
Ozone is measured using an API M400 ozone analyser by U.V. Photometry. Ozone absorbs light of wavelength 253.7nm. The amount of light absorbed in sample air is measured and converted to a value for ozone 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.

FILE TYPES: For the most part files will be available in one of three different formats. MS Excel spreadsheet format (look for the XLS file name),
Comma Separated formats (CSV file type), or plain text (TXT file type). The latter two will open in recent versions of MS Excel.
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