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The Meteorology and Air Quality group of Wageningen University & Research runs three sites, where meteorological and air quality measurements are carried out. The three sites are carefully chosen to represent the most frequent land cover types in the Netherlands: Veenkampen has grassland on peat, Loobos has pine forest and Amsterdam as urban conglomeration. In general, the aim is to collect information about the role of these land areas for (micro-)meteorology, the carbon cycle, water use, as well as deposition and release of air quality components. These three sites are part of the Ruisdael Observatory.

The data collected at Veenkampen, Loobos and Amsterdam are now available on the new website in near real-time. The SQL database is updated every 10 minutes with the most recent observations. Up-to date charts of the current weather and air quality are offered, as well as a historic dataset to explore, plot and download. You can visualize and download the data with a carefully designed graphical user interface, or download it using a custom tailored API key. Up to 627 data streams are offered divided over the three stations at a temporal resolution of up to 20 seconds. Data collection is fully automated and quality-controlled before sending to the database. Feel free to explore if you are interested in the current and historical weather and air quality, or want to use the data in your research. In case of any comments or questions about the website or data arise, please contact