MonAirNet | Strengthening the Austrian-Czech Republic Cross-Border Cooperation:
Impact Assessment of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the atmosphere


MONAIRNET Sampling Site:

  • Churáňov

Sampling site type:

  • background, remote

GPS coordinates:

  • 49°04'06.0"N, 13°37'02.0"E


  • 1118 m

Sampling methods on this site within the MONAIRNET project:

  • Atmospheric Deposition
  • Passive Air Sampling
  • Needles Sampling (Passive Air Sampling

Site Description:

This sampling site is located in the grounds of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI) meteorological station at Churáňov 4, Stachy. The Churáňov MONAIRNET site is situated on the top of a hill, in a slope of up to 10% with permanent grass coverage, almost without additional surrounding dwellings. The sampling site was located at about 25 m northeast from the meteorological station.

The site is classified as a remote mountain background station. Domestic heating (combustion of solid fuels) in nearby chalets is the only likely source of air pollution.