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World Class Observations for A World Class University

Located on Rutgers Horticulture Research Farm 3 in East Brunswick NJ, The PAM Site features a wide range of instrumentation designed to measure different air pollutants and meteorological variables. It is a joint site between the Rutgers Department of Environmental Sciences and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Air Monitoring Group.

***5pm 5/23 -- Internal Upgrades Being Performed on Background Scripting. Data May not be accurate.


As Of: Friday 05/27/2016 11:15 PM Eastern Standard Time*

*DST not observed in measurements. Add 1 hour March-November.

Temperature, Pressure, and Moisture
(15-Minute Avg)
2M Above Ground Level
10M Above Ground Level
20M Above Ground Level
(23.69° C)
(23.79° C)
(23.52° C)
(17.9° C)
(17.6° C)
(17.3° C)
Humidity (RH)

2 Meter Station Pressure:
Returning Soon!
High for the 24hr period
ending 8am this morning:
79.28° (26.27° C) at
02:52 PM 05/24/16
Low for the 24hr period
ending 8am this morning:
50.43° (10.24° C) at
04:53 AM 05/25/16
Change in Temp between 10 and 2m:
(10-2M ΔT)
(0.11° C)
Change in Temp between 20 and 2m:
(20-2M ΔT)
(-0.17° C)
Tower_RH Tower_RH Tower_RH Tower_RH

Wind Speed and Direction
(15-Minute Avg)
2M Above Ground Level
10M Above Ground Level
20M Above Ground Level
Horizontal Wind Speed
3.6 mph
5.673 mph
(gusting to 12.2 mph)
6.961 mph
(gusting to 13.7 mph)
Horizontal Wind Direction
263.0° (W)
242.0° (SW)
239.0° (SW)
Wind Direction Standard Deviation (σ)
Vertical Wind Speed (w)
(negative is towards the surface)
-0.2 mph
0.1 mph
0.1 mph
10 Meter Wind Speed 10 Meter Wind Speed

Rain gauge still having issues. Please ignore observations until this message disappears.

Total Precip In the Past Hour:
0.0 inches (0.0 mm)
Total Precip In the Past 24 Hours:
0.27 inches (6.9 mm)
Total Precip For the 24hr Period ending at 8am This Morning:
0.62 inches (15.82 mm)
7 Day Precip Record 7 Day Precip Record

915 Mhz Wind Profiler Data

Wind Profiles of the Atmosphere Since Midnight (0:00 Eastern)

wind profile wind profile

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Hodograph of Wind Profiler Data (most recent hour)

Hodograph Hodograph

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Virtual Temperature Profiles of the Atmosphere since Midnight (0:00 Eastern)

Virtual Temperautre Virtual Temperature

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NJDEP Air Pollution Data

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For a look at the 3 Day Air Pollution History at the Pam Site, Click Here

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USPLN Lightning Detection Network

Partnered with WSI's United States Precision Lightning Detector Network, our site hosts a lightning detector included in their national and international networks. The map below shows the network's most recent lightning detections in the Northeast. (Map used with permission from WSI, Inc. All rights reserved.)

Lightning Data Lightning Data