PM2.5 Monitoring Site Help

California users - please see below for important information on smoke and health, and also for help on using this website.

This page is part of the U.S. Forest Service led Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program.

Monitoring v4 Website Help

also see: About the Monitoring v4 Tool

(this page still under development)

Main Page | Specific Graphics | Data File + CSV Export + AQI-Nowcast | Troubleshooting | Useful Tips & FAQs

How to Use This Website - Main Page Help:

Select information to display on map (1)

      • Current NowCast - nearest real-time readings

      • Yesterday AQI - readings from previous day (where available)

      • Latency - time of last reading

Zoom to area of interest to see all available monitors (2)

Hover over monitor icon to see monitor information (3)

Click on monitor icon to add it to "NowCast Timeseries" list (4)

      • To remove monitor, hover cursor over specific timeseries plot and a red "x" will appear in upper right corner

Once all monitors are selected, use "Data Report", "CSV File" and "AQI-NowCast" links to view additional graphical output and raw data (5)

Run Quality Control (QC) report* on a monitor (6)

*only available for temporary monitors

Monitor v4 Site Training Webinar

Excerpted from the ARA Continuing Education Webinar that occurred on 6/21/2018.