Report Help

Table of Contents

General Concepts

Each report has its own launch page. However, many of them contain some common functions to assist in controlling the data.

Use the hamburger button in the upper left corner of the report title header for every report run to change parameters to see different data, a different date, site, monitor, or any of the criteria used to define the data returned. If you use the browser back button, or click the Reports link on the page menu bar the report and data you selected will be gone. It might now even return to the launch page for a previous report. Additionally, the hamburger menu opens the report launch window for the same report with all previous selections still in place. You can change, add, remove selections and then click the Display button again to rerun the report.


Filtering

The first three pull-down fields ("Purpose", "County", and "Owner") will filter the list of sites. These fields are defaulted to “All” so the Site List contains all sites when the page is first loaded. If you know which sites you want, simply scroll and select as many as you want. If you want to limit the list from which to select to sites within one of those criteria, select a filter in any of them. These three selections can be used with one another, individually, or left set on "ALL." This would be necessary to select multiple sites that cross over any of the parameters (ex: comparing sites from more than one county). Use one or more of those first three pulldown selections to filter to sites that pertain to certain criteria. The more parameters selected, the more limited the site list. So, if you cannot find a particular site, reset these to “All” and use fewer filters.

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The three report pull-down fields

Period

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The report period selector

Change dates by typing or selecting from the calendar control .

Daily automatically defaults the start date with the current date. There is no end date when "Daily" is selected. Yesterday is the only other automatic date. When selecting Weekly, Monthly, Yearly the end date will automatically populate for that time frame based on the start date. Change the start date as needed. To get a full week, month, or year the start date must be far enough in the past to accommodate the selected period. If the start date is not long enough for the period selected, it will display from the start date entered up through the most recent data which is today. Please note that any data less than 3 months old has not been validated and is considered preliminary.

The Custom time period will run only for “today” unless you change the start date. Custom is the only selection which activates both the start and end date fields for typing or selecting the dates from the calendar control.


Report View

The default format of most report data is in a table. If you run the report in table view you can change it to line chart, and export to Excel with the buttons in the top right of the report. In some cases you can export a PDF image of the report. Those options appear in many of the reports. Not all reports have the same export and view styles.


Selecting Multiple Sites

Some reports allow returning data for the same time period for multiple sites. These include:


Report Overview


Smoke Network

The smoke network includes sites Ecology monitors to observe smoke impacts for wildfire smoke monitoring. The smoke network includes the following air monitoring sites: Chelan, Colville, LaCrosse, Leavenworth, Mesa, Moses Lake, Pullman, Ritzville, Rosalia, Twisp, and Winthrop.


Site Owner — Agency Acronyms

Acronym Owner Name
ALCOA Alcoa Intalco Works
BCAA Benton Clean Air Authority
Ecology - CRO Dept. of Ecology - Central Region
Ecology - ERO Dept. of Ecology - Eastern Region
Ecology - NWRO Dept. of Ecology - Northwest Region
Ecology - SWRO Dept. of Ecology - Southwest Region
HQ Dept. of Ecology Headquarters
NWCAA Northwest Air Pollution Authority
ORCAA Olympic Region Clean Air Agency
PSCAA Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
SRCAA Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
SWCAA Southwest Clean Air Agency
USFS United States Forestry Service
YRCAA Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency


Glossary

Act Conc
Ozone calibrator concentration (ppb)
ActCalFlow
Flow from the calibrator during a quality control check (liters per minute)
BAM_RTemp
Room temperature (degrees in Fahrenheit) in shelters that house BAMS
BAMs
Beta Attenuation Monitors measure PM 2.5 and PM10
CAPs
Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift (Spectroscopy)
DiluentFlow
Dilution flow from the calibrator during a quality control check (liters per minute)
Fdms25
A diagnostic parameter for the PM2.5 TEOM instrument—these instruments are not active in our network anymore
FdmsAdd
A diagnostic parameter for the PM2.5 TEOM instrument—these instruments are not active in our network anymore
FEM
Federal Equivalent Monitor
FEM_TPM25
The PM2.5 concentration from the TEOM
NO2_CAPS
Nitrogen Dioxide concentration (ppb) from the CAPS monitor
O3 TS
Calibration ozone concentration (the TS indicates “Transfer Standard”, which is what we use to test ozone analyzers)
Q_TOT
Total flow (liters per minute) for the BAM PM2.5 monitor
PM
Particulate matter
PM10
Inhalable particles with diameters that are generally 10 micrometers or smaller
PM2.5
Fine particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter
PPB
Parts Per Billion
PPM
Parts Per Million
TEOM
Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance
Trace NO
Nitric Oxide concentration (ppb)
WAQA_CO
Carbon Monoxide concentration (ppm)
Wind Dir S
Scalar wind direction (deg)
Wind Spd V
Vector wind speed (mph)