Particles

Below is an overview of all particle parameters. The abbreviation AOD stands for Aerosol Optical Depth.

Each parameter is explained in more detail below.

Dust Concentration (0.03 μm - 0.55 μm)

Dust concentration at surface in units [μg/m3]. The particle size is between 0.03 μm - 0.55 μm.

dust_0p03um_0p55um:ugm3

Examples

  • https://api.meteomatics.com/2024-04-16T00:00:00Z/dust_0p03um_0p55um:ugm3/90,-180_-90,180:1000x600/html_map

    Atmospheric pollution dust 0p03um 0p55um
  • https://api.meteomatics.com/2024-04-16T00:00:00Z/dust_0p03um_0p55um:ugm3/90,-180_-90,180:3x3/json

    {"version":"3.0","user":"api-test","dateGenerated":"2018-02-21T14:12:01Z","status":"OK","data":
    [{"parameter":"dust_0p03um_0p55um:ugm3","coordinates":
    [{"lat":-90,"lon":-180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0}]},
    {"lat":-90,"lon":0,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0}]},
    {"lat":-90,"lon":180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0}]},
    {"lat":0,"lon":-180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0.089}]},
    {"lat":0,"lon":0,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":1.931}]},
    {"lat":0,"lon":180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0.089}]},
    {"lat":90,"lon":-180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0}]},
    {"lat":90,"lon":0,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0}]},
    {"lat":90,"lon":180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0}]}]}]}

Dust Concentration (0.55 μm - 0.9 μm)

Dust concentration at surface in units of [μg/m3]. The particle size is between 0.55 μu - 0.9 μu.

dust_0p55um_0p9um:ugm3

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Dust Concentration (0.9 μm - 20 μm)

Dust concentration at surface in units [μg/m3]. The particle size is between 0.9 μm - 20 μm.

dust_0p9um_20um:ugm3

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Dust Aerosol Optical Depth

Dust aerosol optical depth at 550 nm.

dust_aod_550nm:idx

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Particular Matter (PM10) Concentration

Particular matter (PM10) concentration at surface in units of [μg/m3].

pm10:ugm3

Examples

  • https://api.meteomatics.com/2024-04-16T00:00:00Z/pm10:ugm3/90,-180_-90,180:1000x600/html_map

    Pm10
  • https://api.meteomatics.com/2024-04-16T00:00:00Z/pm10:ugm3/90,-180_-90,180:3x3/json

    {"version":"3.0","user":"api-test","dateGenerated":"2018-02-21T14:21:27Z","status":"OK","data":
    [{"parameter":"pm10:ugm3","coordinates":
    [{"lat":-90,"lon":-180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0.003}]},
    {"lat":-90,"lon":0,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0.003}]},
    {"lat":-90,"lon":180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":0.003}]},
    {"lat":0,"lon":-180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":7.261}]},
    {"lat":0,"lon":0,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":16.522}]},
    {"lat":0,"lon":180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":7.261}]},
    {"lat":90,"lon":-180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":1.193}]},
    {"lat":90,"lon":0,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":1.193}]},
    {"lat":90,"lon":180,"dates":[{"date":"2018-02-21T00:00:00Z","value":1.193}]}]}]}

Particular Matter (PM1) Concentration

Particular matter (PM1) concentration at surface in units of [μg/m3].

pm1:ugm3

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Particular Matter (PM2.5) Concentration

Particular matter (PM2.5) concentration at surface in units of [μg/m3].

pm2p5:ugm3

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Particular Matter Air Quality

Air quality indices for particular matter. The index returns an integer from 0 (Good) to 5 (Extremely Poor).

air_quality_pm2p5:idx
air_quality_pm10:idx

The index is defined using concentration thresholds from the European Environment Agency. The concentrations are given in [μg/m3].

Good [0]Fair [1]Moderate [2]Poor [3]Very Poor [4]Extremely Poor [5]
PM2.50-1010-2020-2525-5050-7575-800
PM100-2020-4040-5050-100100-150150-1200

Sea Salt Concentration (0.03 μm - 0.5 μm)

Sea salt concentration at surface in units [μg/m3]. The particle size is between 0.03 μm - 0.5 μm.

sea_salt_0p03um_0p5um:ugm3

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Sea Salt Concentration (0.5 μm - 5 μm)

Sea salt concentration at surface in units of [μg/m3]. The particle size is between 0.5 μm - 5 μm.

sea_salt_0p5um_5um:ugm3

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Sea Salt Concentration (5 μm - 20 μm)

Sea salt concentration at surface in units of [μg/m3]. The particle size is between 5 μm - 20 μm.

sea_salt_5um_20um:ugm3

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Total AOD at 550 nm

Total aerosol optical depth of the whole atmospheric column at 550 nm.

total_aod_550nm:idx

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Total AOD at 670 nm

Total aerosol optical depth of the whole atmospheric column at 670 nm.

total_aod_670nm:idx

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Total AOD at 865 nm

Total aerosol optical depth of the whole atmospheric column at 865 nm.

total_aod_865nm:idx

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Total AOD at 1240 nm

Total aerosol optical depth of the whole atmospheric column at 1240 nm.

total_aod_1240nm:idx

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Pollen Concentrations

Pollen concentrations are available in grains per cubic meter.

birch_pollen:grainsm3

grass_pollen:grainsm3

olive_pollen:grainsm3

ragweed_pollen:grainsm3

pollen:grainsm3 gives the total pollen concentration in grains per cubic meter.

Examples

  • The grass pollen concentration in July 2019 in Florence, Italy: Pollution grasspollen Current situation:
    https://api.meteomatics.com/2024-04-16T00Z--2024-04-19T00Z:PT1H/grass_pollen:grainsm3/43.7800148,11.2059487/html
  • Part of the output as CSV:
    validdate;grass_pollen:grainsm3
    2019-07-20T00:00:00Z;8.0
    2019-07-20T01:00:00Z;7.3
    2019-07-20T02:00:00Z;6.2
    2019-07-20T03:00:00Z;5.9
    2019-07-20T04:00:00Z;5.3
    2019-07-20T05:00:00Z;7.6
    2019-07-20T06:00:00Z;16.3
    2019-07-20T07:00:00Z;12.6
    2019-07-20T08:00:00Z;11.1
    2019-07-20T09:00:00Z;8.9
    2019-07-20T10:00:00Z;7.6
    2019-07-20T11:00:00Z;7.0
    2019-07-20T12:00:00Z;7.3
    2019-07-20T13:00:00Z;8.1
    2019-07-20T14:00:00Z;9.5

Pollen Warning

The pollen warning returns warning levels for different types of pollen loads according to the DWD.

<type>_pollen_warning:idx

Available types of pollen: hazel, alder, ash, birch, grass, rye, mugwort, ragweed, max(maximum pollen load)

WarningDescription
0No pollen load
0.5No or small pollen load
1Small pollen load
1.5Small or moderate pollen load
2Moderate pollen load
2.5Moderate or high pollen load
3High pollen load

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