About air indicators

Alberta’s Environmental Science Program monitors air quality across the province to better understand long-term changes over space and time. Explore the indicators below to:

  • learn more about why these indicators are important
  • read about trends in Alberta’s air quality
  • access additional data and resources of relevance

Check back regularly to browse updates to these indicators and discover new indicators reporting on the condition of air quality in Alberta. 

Reporting on the concentration of fine particulate matter from 2000 to 2020.

Reporting on the concentration of nitrogen dioxide from 2000 to 2020.

Reporting on the concentration of ground level ozone from 2000 to 2020.

Reporting on the concentration of sulphur dioxide from 2000 to 2020.

Related publications

Reports, articles and other publications reporting on the condition of Alberta's air.

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    South Saskatchewan Region status of management response for environmental management frameworks

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    Year published: 2022
    Authors: Environment and Parks

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    Lower Athabasca Region status of management response for environmental management frameworks

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    Year published: 2022
    Authors: Environment and Parks

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    Status of air quality in Alberta: air zones report 2018-2020

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    Year published: 2022
    Authors: Environment and Parks

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    PurpleAir PA-II air quality sensor

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    Year published: 2022
    Authors: Environment and Parks

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    Using steady-state mass balance model to determine critical loads of acidity for terrestrial ecosystems in Alberta

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    Year published: 2022
    Authors: Aklilu, Y.A., Blair, L., Dinwoodie, G., and Aheme, J.

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    A five-year provincial air quality and deposition monitoring, evaluation and reporting plan: 2021-2025

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    Year published: 2021
    Authors: Aklilu, Y.A., Adams, C., Myrick, R.H., Wentworth, G., and Tam, N.

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    Alberta air zones report: 2017-2019

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    Year published: 2021
    Author: Brown, C.

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    Methods and procedures for trend analysis of air quality data

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    Year published: 2019
    Authors: Nunifu, T. and L. Fu

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    Lethbridge air quality focused study

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    Year published: 2019
    Authors: Brown, C.

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    Knowledge for a changing environment: 2019-2024 science strategy

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    Year published: 2019
    Authors: Government of Alberta, Ministry of Environment and Parks

Air monitoring

Alberta’s air is continually monitored to establish levels of air quality and the amount of air pollution deposited on Alberta’s land and water from airborne sources. To learn more about the air monitoring process, and to access air monitoring reports and data, see: Environmental monitoring.

 

Contact Alberta's Environmental Science Program or the Office of the Chief Scientist:

Email: [email protected]

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