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Environmental Baseline Project: Air quality measurements from Little Plumpton

Latest Data Update: 2021-09-28
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2018-01-08
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 60 Files | 178MB


This dataset contains air quality measurements: atmospheric ozone, NOx and particulate matter, for the Little Plumpton site.

British Geological Survey (BGS), the universities of Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester and York and partners from Public Health England (PHE) and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), are conducting an independent environmental baseline monitoring programme near Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire and Little Plumpton, Lancashire. These are areas where planning permission has been granted for hydraulic fracturing.

The monitoring allows the characterisation of the environmental baseline before any hydraulic fracturing and gas exploration or production takes place in the event that planning permission is granted. The investigations are independent of any monitoring carried out by the industry or the regulators, and information collected from the programme will be made freely available to the public.

If you use these data, please note the requirement to acknowledge use.

Use of data and information from the project:
"Science-based environmental baseline monitoring associated with shale gas development in the Vale of Pickering, Yorkshire (including supplementary air quality monitoring in Lancashire)", led by the British Geological Survey

Permission for reproduction of data accessed from the CEDA website is granted subject to inclusion of the following acknowledgement:
"These data were produced by the Universities of Manchester and York (National Centre for Atmospheric Science) in a collaboration with the British Geological Survey and partners from the Universities of Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool and Public Health England, undertaking a project grant-funded by the Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC), 2015-2016. "

Citable as:  Purvis, R.M. (2018): Environmental Baseline Project: Air quality measurements from Little Plumpton. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ozone, PM10, PM2.5, NOx, air quality


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Data collected by the project team and supplied to the Centre of Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) for archiving.

Data Quality:
Research data from Environmental baseline project NASA Ames 1001 compliant
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Data are NASA Ames formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description


  • units: ug/m3
  • long_name: Ozone
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone,

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