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AirBase - The European air quality database

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AirBase is the air quality information system maintained by the EEA through the European topic centre on Air and Climate Change. It contains air quality data delivered annually under 97/101/EC Council Decision establishing a reciprocal exchange of information and data from networks and individual stations measuring ambient air pollution within the Member States (EoI Decision).

European data

AirBase stations

[+] Show table definition (records:   7734)

Field name Data type Primary key
Station_european_code varchar(7) Yes
Country_iso_code varchar(2) No
Country_name varchar(60) No
Emep_station varchar(3) No
Lau_level1_code varchar(10) No
Lau_level2_code varchar(10) No
Lau_level2_name nvarchar(255) No
Station_altitude int(4) No
Station_city nvarchar(255) No
Station_end_date varchar(10) No
Station_latitude_deg numeric(13) No
Station_local_code varchar(12) No
Station_longitude_deg numeric(13) No
Station_name nvarchar(70) No
Station_ozone_classification varchar(40) No
Station_start_date varchar(10) No
Station_subcat_rural_back varchar(60) No
Station_type_of_area varchar(60) No
Street_type varchar(60) No
Type_of_station varchar(40) No
AirBase statistics

[+] Show table definition (records:   2473203)

Field name Data type Primary key
Component_code int(4) Yes
Measurement_european_group_code varchar(5) Yes
Station_european_code varchar(7) Yes
Statistic_name varchar(40) Yes
Statistics_average_group varchar(40) Yes
Statistics_year int(4) Yes
Component_caption varchar(50) No
Component_name varchar(50) No
Measurement_unit varchar(10) No
Statistic_shortname varchar(15) No
Statistic_value numeric(13) No
Statistics_calculated varchar(3) No
Statistics_number_valid int(4) No
Statistics_percentage_valid numeric(13) No
Statistics_period varchar(32) No
Unit_value varchar(10) No
AirBase measurement configurations

[+] Show table definition (records:   48901)

Field name Data type Primary key
Component_code int(4) Yes
Measurement_european_code varchar(5) Yes
Station_european_code varchar(7) Yes
Calibration_description varchar(255) No
Calibration_frequency int(4) No
Calibration_method varchar(255) No
Calibration_unit nvarchar(255) No
Component_caption varchar(50) No
Component_fwd varchar(3) No
Component_name varchar(50) No
Height_sampling_point int(4) No
Integration_time_frequency float(8) No
Integration_time_unit varchar(255) No
Length_sampling_line int(4) No
Location_sampling_point varchar(255) No
Measurement_automatic varchar(3) No
Measurement_end_date varchar(10) No
Measurement_equipment nvarchar(255) No
Measurement_european_group_code varchar(5) No
Measurement_group_end_date varchar(10) No
Measurement_group_start_date varchar(10) No
Measurement_latest_airbase varchar(10) No
Measurement_start_date varchar(10) No
Measurement_technique_principle varchar(80) No
Measurement_unit varchar(10) No
Sampling_time int(4) No
Sampling_time_unit varchar(50) No

European data (XML)

Data by country

Austria
  • Austria
France
  • France
Germany
  • Germany
Italy
  • Italy
Netherlands
  • Netherlands
Spain
  • Spain
United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom

Additional information

Metadata

Additional information

  • AirBase is the air quality information system maintained by the EEA through the European topic centre on Air pollution and Climate Change mitigation. It contains air quality data delivered annually under 97/101/EC Council Decision establishing a reciprocal exchange of information and data from networks and individual stations measuring ambient air pollution within the Member States (EoI Decision). The EoI Decision distinguishes between information which must be transmitted in particular relating to the Directive on Air Quality (96/62/EC) and information that must be submitted where it is available. The four annexes in the EoI Decision (list of pollutants, statistical parameters and units of measurement; information concerning networks, stations and measurement techniques; data validation procedure and quality assurance; criteria for the aggregation of data and the calculation of statistical parameters) were amended by Commission Decision 2001/752/EC and its corrigendum. The EEA requests all its member and collaborating countries to provide the information foreseen by the EoI Decision because air pollution is a pan European issue and the EEA produces assessments of air quality, which cover the whole geographical area of Europe.
  • Related information: The state of the air quality in 2009 and the European exchange of monitoring information in 2010 - ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2011/1
 

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Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100