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Air quality monitoring stations in Copenhagen

Three stations in central Copenhagen, one in the suburb of Hvidovre (separate page)

There are three stations in central Copenhagen.

One pair of stations (street and background) is positioned around Jagtvej/Tagensvej.
The stations are:

  • Jagtvej/1257 (Street)
  • H. C. Ørsted Institutet/1259 (Roof)

A third station is positioned in the city center of Copenhagen close to Rådhuspladsen. The stations is:

  • H.C. Andersens Boulevard/1103 (Street)

Detailed informations are found below. 

The couple around Jagtvej/Tagensvej

  • Jagtvej/1257: Street station (12o33'12" E, 55o41'54" N) See photos
    24 h measurements of PM10 and PM2.5.
    ½ h measurements of NO and NO2
    Benzene (weekly results)
  • H. C. Ørsted Institutet/1259: Roof top (12o33'41" E, 55o42' 1" N)  See photos
    24 h measurements of PM10 and PM2.5 - elements (incl. heavy metals) are determined in both size fractions 
    ½ h measurements of NO, NO2, O3, CO and meteorological parameters.

The traffic oriented station (station no. 1257) is in a 20 m wide street canyon between the bicycle lane and the car lanes. There is five storeys residential houses on both sides of the road at the site. The area is mainly residential with minor business. The buildings are 3-5 storeys apartment houses. Around 22,000 motor vehicles per day pass the station.

The roof station (station no. 1259) is on a flat roof on a seven storey building housing institutes and laboratories belonging to the natural science faculty of the University of Copenhagen. The area is open with trees between the university institutes. The distance to the street station (no. 1257) is around 300 m. There are several streets with traffic densities above 5,000 vehicles per day within the nearest few kilometres.

 


The station close to Rådhuspladsen (the town hall square)

  • H.C. Andersens Boulevard/1103: Kerb site (12°34'16" E, 55°40'28'' N) See photos
    24 h measurements of PM10 and PM2.5 - elements (incl. heavy metals) in both size fractions
    ½ h measurements of NO, NO2, O3, CO, SO2, PM10 and PM2.5
    Benzene and PAH are sampled (weekly results).

The traffic oriented station (station no. 1103) is on the North-east side of a 6 lane street. On both sides of the main street are parking lots one lane local streets and kerbs. On the North side are 5-6 storeys buildings housing i.a. the municipal administration, while the oposite side is along an amusement park with trees and low buildings. The traffic density is around 70 000 motor vehicles per day.  

Photos for Jagtvej station(1257)

Monitoring station from above (Google Maps)
Look towards the South (180°) - Google Maps

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Photos for H. C. Ørsted Institutet station(1259)

Monitoring station from above (Google Maps)

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Photos for H.C. Andersens Boulevard station(1103)

Monitoring station from above (Google Maps)
Look towards the East (90°) - Google Maps
Look towards the South (180°) - Google Maps
Look towards the West (ca.270°)
Look towards the North

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