Airports, small and large, use noise and operations monitoring systems to reduce the noise of flight operations in the surrounding community. Noise monitoring is generally used to evaluate noise abatement programs and to develop aircraft departure and arrival procedures that minimize the impact of aircraft noise based upon altitude, flight path, and time of day. Noise monitoring is linked with radar tracking so that specific aircraft can be identified when noise limits are exceeded and so operational requirements...
Air traffic is the source of several forms of disturbance to the surrounding area, including, in particular, noise pollution. Local residents in the vicinity of an airport are the most severely affected and are very conscious of the aircrafts` flight paths and the impact on their day-to-day living conditions.
To measure the ambient air quality at airports is a challenge. The monitoring site needs to be representative for background levels and not dependant on changes in local traffic. A large number of gaseous components need to be measured with high accuracy and high availability. The OPSIS DOAS system provides the user with a fast system that gives high availability at low cost. The impact of aircraft take-offs and landings can easily be followed on-line. The OPSIS system can also monitor fugitive emissions from...
Opsis systems provide high-performance monitoring of the emission activities within an airport. The rapid system allows on-line monitoring of the emissions from each aircraft at take-offs and landings, monitoring of fugitive emissions from stationary sources and differing of the airport sources from the surrounding pollution sources.
The Public Demands Quieter Airports: Public demands for quieter airports and concerns about carbon footprints have brought about strict legislation that makes airport environment monitoring compulsory in many countries. Growing environmental concerns constitute one of the most serious obstacles to capacity expansion of airports.
Water pollution from airport run-off is increasingly coming under public and government scrutiny. As environmental regulations tighten, the ability to monitor for aviation fuel contamination from runway run-off has become essential.
Monitoring sites at airports can be extremely challenging often with no power or telephone lines available and with limited access for maintenance. Chelsea’s robust UviLux Hydrocarbon Sensor with its low power consumption and high accuracy is ideally suited for this application....
Airport noise monitoring often requires a combination of short term measurements to gather information along with long term measurements to maintain compliance with agreed noise levels. Cirrus Environmental has a range of noise measurement instruments that have been purpose designed for these tasks along with the NoiseHub software package.
To determine the exposure to UFP of airport employees in 30 members of Kopenhagen Airport ground crew were followed during 8 days with NanoTracer personal exposure sensors. The setup of this study (performed by the Section of Environmental Health, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen), as well as first conclusions can be found here : http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0106671
Exposure to UFP due to air traffic has a growing attention. In the Netherlands several studies have been carried out on the largest airport, Schiphol. For mobile measurements NanoTracers were used in combination with more stationary equipment (eg SMPS). For the full report (in Dutch) see: http://www.rivm.nl/dsresource?objectid=rivmp:289756&type=org&disposition=inline&ns_nc=1.
In the winter months aeroplanes, runways and landing strips are de-iced with the help of chemicals resulting in the pollution of storm water. Consequently, its disposal may have an extreme impact on waste water treatment plants or public water. Hence, the continuous monitoring of this storm water is of special importance.
SWS and VPF sensors are used in airports throughout the world as part of aviation ground control and meteorological monitoring systems. Our visibility and ambient light sensors form the core of Runway Visual Range monitoring systems used to control the safe landing of aircraft in reduced visibility conditions. Our present weather sensors provide automated precipitation classification and monitoring that forms a vital part of the METAR signals broadcast to aircraft in the airport vicinity.
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Some of the hundreds of locations where you`ll find Micro Pulse LiDAR instruments at work. A rooftop at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center a Himalayan base camp the sky over the Sierra Nevadas the deck of an icebreaker in the fleet of the Korean Polar Research Institute the Port of Newcastle, Australia Bariloche Airport in Argentina.
Weather is many things. It is local, meaning where you are – not what’s happening at the nearest airport. Weather is also fascinating. It’s ever-changing, and it affects everyone. It’s important for many businesses and industries to have on-site, reliable weather data.