Our reviewer @ricalanis and I discussed how we deal in cases where air quality data is not available in a central repository for different locations in a territory. We decided that we also accept a sample of data if this sample can capture a larger population in a country. This has several reasons:
Air quality data might be collected locally. National environmental protection agencies may show national figures, but may not provide disaggregated air quality data per measurement station.
There seems to be an emphasis to measure air quality in urban regions (see for example a recent report on urban air quality by the WMO). I’m not sure how air pollution measurement grids are distributed in different countries. But I know that on a global level urban air pollution gains significant attention. This is sensible, given the dense populations and exposure to pollutants in urban regions.
For these reasons I discussed with our reviewer that we could accept a sample of at least three major cities as a valid submission (as in last GODI). Buenos Aires represents a significant portion of Argentina’s population, so it is debatable whether this review applies (general coverage in different cities vs. size of population represented)
Do you know of any other URLs for air quality in Argentina? @ricalanis, thoughts?