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HKUST Air Quality Research Supersite Facility
HKUST Air Quality Research Supersite Facility is the first such facility in Hong Kong, focusing on real-time characterization of air pollutants, especially particulate pollutants, and housing over HK$17 million of equipment.
The supersite facility is located next to the Lo Ka Chung IAS Building and the Conference Lodge on the east side of the campus of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). The facility is built on a cliff facing Port Shelter and Silver Strand Bay, which is a rural area with little residential or commercial development.
The facility is composed of a weather-proof air-conditioned modular house of 80 m2, which contains 10 sample inlets and an optical window for instrumentation, a 10-m high automatic weather station and an outdoor plinth area for 8 samplers. It is used for a number of air quality monitoring projects, including those in collaboration with other institutions as well as the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department (HKEPD).
Other facilities and equipment include: The Environmental Central Facility; Coastal Marine Laboratory; environmental monitoring facilities; real-time air quality and meteorological forecasting systems; satellite receiving systems; and Geographical Information System.