The State Environmental Monitoring – The air quality monitoring – The chemical composition of precipitation
The history of creating a harmonized spatial data set
Source data comes from the JPOAT2.0 database, collecting data from monitoring of the chemical composition of precipitation, maintained by CIEP. The data were transformed in accordance with INSPIRE models in subjects of Environmental Monitoring Facilities (EF) and Meteorological Geographical Features (MF) in versions of schemas 4.0. Technical guidelines for EF and MF subjects are available in the specification D2.8.II / III.7 INSPIRE Data Specification on Environmental Monitoring Facilities – Technical Guidelines and D2.8.III.13-14 Data Specification on Atmospheric Conditions and Meteorological Geographical Features – Technical Guidelines.
The spatial dataset concerns the study of precipitation chemistry and the assessment of the deposition of pollutants into the ground, which are part of the air quality monitoring subsystem of the State Environmental Monitoring. The purpose of monitoring is to determine on a national scale the distribution of pollutant loads introduced with wet precipitation into the ground in spatial and temporal terms. Information on the load of forest areas, soils and surface waters with acidifying, biogenic and heavy metals deposited from the air can be used when creating and assessing the effectiveness of programs to reduce emissions of air pollutants, as well as when developing the fertilizer balance in water and forest management. The monitoring system operates on the basis of automatic stationary collectors (exposed only during rainfall). Research includes collecting rainfall samples and analyzing them on a monthly basis. In addition, daily rainfall samples are collected in separate collectors to measure the pH value taken directly at the stations.