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

Znojmo - Kuchařovice

MONAIRNET Sampling Site:

  • Znojmo-Kuchařovice

Sampling site type:

  • impacted, rural

GPS coordinates:

  • 48°52'52.6"N, 16°05'08.6"E


  • 336 m

Sampling methods on this site within the MONAIRNET project:

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

Site Description:

The sampling site is located in at the meteorological station Znojmo-Kuchařovice of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (CHMI),   Znojmo- Kuchařovice 246.  The station is situated on a small hill at the northern edge of the Kuchařovice village. The surrounding area is predominantly an arable land. Residential areas are located approximately 100 m away; nearby road traffic is minimal. Sampling occured at about 30 m northwest of the meteorological station building.

Possible sources of pollution on this site are anthropogenic influences (domestic heating) and dust from a nearby agricultural land. This sampling site therefore represents a rural area near larger city.