Egbert, Ontario

Rural/Suburban site, Satellite Station for Lake Huron, Air (gas and particle) measurements only

The Center for Atmospheric Research Experiments (CARE) at Egbert is designed to monitor our changing atmosphere and serve as a testing site for new methods to measure air pollution, climate, and weather conditions. Egbert and CARE are located approximately 70 km north of Toronto.

Center for Atmospheric Research Experiments at Egbert
Center for Atmospheric Research Experiments (CARE) at Egbert, Ontario

The Center consists of two parcels of land. The larger parcel, which is 60 hectares, is seventy percent cleared with about 15 hectares of mixed deciduous/coniferous forest to the northwest. The laboratory facility lies roughly in the center of this parcel of land. To the west and predominantly upwind of the lab complex, lies the Clean Air Sampling Facility (CASF), from which measurements are made of air quality parameters. The eastern half of the property contains research areas for the Data acquisition Instruments Branch of the Central Services Directorate (CSD), the Ontario Regional Climate Reference Station, and the field compounds and buildings for the Canadian Climate Center research programs.

The smaller parcel of land (30 hectares) lies some 50 meters below the level of the main property and is completely wooded, except for a forest clearing of approximately 0.5 hectares in size. This clearing contains the precipitation monitoring site for the CAPMoN Network, as well as an area for other researchers who wish to collect precipitation samples.

Latitude/Longitude:
44° 13’ 57" N / 79° 46’ 53" W
Elevation:
251 m above sea level
In operation since:
August 1, 1998
Lead agency:
Atmospheric Science and Technology Directorate
Environment Canada
IADN equipment at site:
None currently running