Import monitoring site meta data for the UK and European networksSource:
Function to import meta data for air quality monitoring sites
The data source for the meta data. Can be “aurn”, “saqn” (or “saqd”), “aqe”, “waqn”, “ni”, “kcl” or “europe”; upper or lower case.
all = FALSEonly the site code, site name, latitude and longitude and site type are imported. Setting
all = TRUEwill import all available meta data and provide details (when available) or the individual pollutants measured at each site.
This function imports site meta data from several networks in the UK and Europe:
“aurn”, The UK Automatic Urban and Rural Network.
“saqn”, The Scottish Air Quality Network.
“waqn”, The Welsh Air Quality Network.
“ni”, The Northern Ireland Air Quality Network.
“aqe”, The Air Quality England Network.
“kcl”, King's College London networks.
“europe”, Import hourly European data (Airbase/e-reporting) based on a simplified version of the
By default, the function will return the site latitude, longitude and site
type. If the option
all = TRUE is used, much more detailed
information is returned. For most networks, this detailed information
includes per-pollutant summaries, opening and closing dates of sites etc.
Thanks go to Trevor Davies (Ricardo), Dr Stuart Grange (EMPA) and Dr Ben Barratt (KCL) and for making these data available.