B.C. Air Quality

Resources for Researchers and Scientists

See also Air Quality Reports and Publications.


Air Pollutant Emissions

Air Pollutant Emissions (Environment Canada)

Air Toxics Website (Technology Transfer Network, U.S. EPA)

B.C. Marine Emissions Inventory (Canadian Chamber of Shipping) 

Emission Factors (Technology Transfer Network, U.S. EPA)

Emission Inventories (Technology Transfer Network, U.S. EPA)

Emissions Measurement Centre (Technology Transfer Network, U.S. EPA)

Inventories and Emission Factors (Technology Transfer Network, U.S. EPA)

RACT/BACT/LAER Clearinghouse (Technology Transfer Network, U.S. EPA)


Air Pollution Modelling

Air Resources Laboratory Trajectory Models (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (U.S. NOAA)

Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion (Air Resources Laboratory, U.S. NOAA)

Community Modelling and Analysis System (CMAS) (U.S. Center for Environmental Modeling for Policy Development)

Support Center for Regulatory Atmospheric Modeling (SCRAM) (Technology Transfer Network, U.S. EPA)


Air Quality Science

Air Quality Analysis (Technology Transfer Network, U.S. EPA)

B.C. Relevant Air Quality Publications (Department of Geography, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) (World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Interagency Monitoring of Protected Visual Environments (IMPROVE)

NARSTO (North American Air Quality Assessments)

Papers on Household Energy, Air Quality, Climate, and Health (University of California, Berkeley)

Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution (Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, U.S. EPA)

Technology Transfer Network (U.S. EPA)


Air Quality/Health Research

BC Lung Association

National Collaborating Centre on Environmental Health

Primer for BC Physicians and Resource for Informing Patients on Outdoor Air Quality (BC Lung Association)

Provincial Health Officer's Annual Report, 2003: Every Breath You Take (PDF: 3.8 MB/155 pages)

Cycling in Cities

Firesmoke (Information on smoke from wildfires in Canada)

Health Effects Institute

Research Funding and Scholarships

The B.C. Clean Air Research Fund — BC CLEAR — has been established by the provincial government to support air quality and health research of strategic importance to British Columbia. The fund is administered by the Fraser Basin Council.

Air Quality Data

Air Monitoring Data, Washington State

AIR Now (cross-agency U.S. Government)

Air Quality System (US Air Quality Data)

Alberta Real Time Air Quality Data

Canadian Air and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CAPMoN) (Environment Canada)

National Air Pollution Surveillance (NAPS) Network (Environment Canada)


Air Quality Summaries

Air Trends (U.S. EPA)

BC State of the Air Reports

Canada-Wide Standards for Particulate Matter and Ozone - 2012 Final Report


Air Quality Standards and Objectives

Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives (Alberta Environment)

Ambient Air Quality Guidelines (New Zealand Ministry for the Environment)

Australian National Ambient Air Quality Standards

California Ambient Air Quality Standards (California Air Resources Board)

Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS)

European Union Air Quality Standards (EUROPA, European Commission)

Ontario Air Quality Standards (Ontario Ministry of the Environment)

United Kingdom (UK Air Quality Archive)

U.S. National Ambient Air Quality Standards (U.S. EPA)

World Health Organization (WHO) Air Quality Guidelines (WHO Public Health and Environment)  


Regulations and Agreements

Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry (Environment Canada)  

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (United Nations Environment Programme Ozone Secretariat)

Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants

Transportation and Air Quality (U.S. EPA)

UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (United National Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Canada - United States Air Quality Agreement (Environment Canada)

U.S. - Canada Air Quality Agreement (U.S. EPA)

U.S. Clean Air Act (U.S. EPA)



Atmospheric Science at UNBC (University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)

Atmospheric Science Programme (UBC Dept of Earth and Ocean Sciences)

MSC Weather Viewer (UNBC)

Pacific Northwest Environmental Forecasts and Observations

Weatheroffice (Environment Canada)


Other Air Quality and Health Links

Air (Environment Canada)

Air Quality Health Index BC

Air Share (U.S. EPA)

BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)

California Air Resources Board (California Environmental Protection Agency)

Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME)

Center for Health and the Global Environment (Harvard Medical School)

Center for Lung Health (UBC)

Department of Ecology (State of Washington)

Environmental and Workplace Health (Health Canada)

Fuel Consumption Guide (Natural Resources Canada)

Georgia Basin / Puget Sound International Airshed Strategy (Environment Canada)

National Clean Diesel Campaign (U.S. EPA)

Pacific Northwest (U.S. EPA)

Public Health Association of British Columbia

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Technology Transfer Network (U.S. EPA)

Toronto Public Health

West Coast Collaborative (National Clean Diesel Campaign, U.S. EPA)