The Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station, located
in the far north west of the Tasmania, regularly monitors Tasmania
as having the worlds cleanest air.
The lack of pollution is due to the islands southerly latitude,
its position in the Southern Ocean, low-key development, distance
from other land masses, and the cleansing effect of the Roaring
Forties. The Cape Grim station is located in the path of the Roaring
Forties, which are strong westerly winds that carry pollution-free
air thousands of kilometres across the Southern Ocean.
The facility is jointly run by the Bureau of Meteorology and
CSIRO and records vital information about changes to the atmospheric
composition of the Southern Hemisphere.
For more information contact Neil Tindale, Senior Research Analyst,
on tel. (03) 6452 1629 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.