atmospheric monitoring News

  • Modified atmosphere monitoring system

    Real-time Oxygen Monitoring for Modified Atmosphere Processing Now Possible with MAP 1000 System Dallas, TX – OxySense®, Inc., the leader in non-invasive oxygen measurement, introduces the OxySense™ MAP 1000 system to enable real-time oxygen monitoring for modified atmosphere processing in both batch process and form, fill and seal MAP machines. “MAP 1000 is a breakthrough for food and ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • NPL awarded central role in WMO atmospheric monitoring programme

    The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has been appointed the Central Calibration Laboratory for nitrogen monoxide by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), as part of a programme to better understand changes to the Earth's atmosphere and their impact on human health and the environment. The role will see NPL supporting the ...

  • ASTM G91 - 11 Standard Practice for Monitoring Atmospheric SO2 Deposition Rate for Atmospheric Corrosivity Evaluation

    Atmospheric corrosion of metallic materials is a function of many weather and atmospheric variables. The effect of specific corrodants, such as sulfur dioxide, can accelerate the atmospheric corrosion of metals significantly. The sulfation plate method provides a simple technique to ...


    By ASTM International

  • Understanding the movement of mercury in the atmosphere

    In order to reduce mercury pollution, we need to understand its movement in the global atmosphere. A UN report summarises current information on mercury transport in the atmosphere and indicates that intensive global monitoring is needed to inform and evaluate policy. As a result of EU policy1, European emissions of mercury have dropped considerably in recent decades, decreasing by about 60 per ...

  • Pesticides persist in Indian atmosphere

    While residues of banned pesticides in the atmosphere are declining around the world India continues to have exceptionally high levels, a new study shows.   Portable samplers using chemically treated resin and deployed at several sites on seven continents from 2005 to 2008 showed that ‘organochlorine’ or chlorine-containing pesticides such as DDT ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • “21st Century Challenges for Long-Term Monitoring” draws atmospheric scientists from around the world

    More than 250 people attended ESRL’s Global Monitoring Annual Conference in May, presenting dozens of talks and posters on atmospheric trends and analyses, many of them derived from ESRL-collected data. For three days, researchers from 19 countries discussed regional emissions of greenhouse gases, how best to interpret data showing a rise in global methane levels, and the dynamics and speed of ...

  • Wildfires Spew Carbon Emissions Into the Atmosphere

    BOULDER, Colorado, November 1, 2007 (ENS) - Severe wildfires can contribute as much as vehicles to carbon emissions in some U.S. states, although the amount is highly variable, according to a study based on satellite data. New research published in the journal 'Carbon Balance and Management' quantifies these emissions and suggests fires will complicate emissions monitoring and modelling efforts. ...

  • Ways to Reduce Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere

    The article follows on from recent scientific reports which claim that simply cutting emissions will not be enough, and that a focus needs to be put on storage solutions of carbon. The intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has advised that if we are to keep global temperatures from rising more than 2°C, then the extraction of CO₂ from the air is essential. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Earth Networks Teams with State of California and Leading Atmospheric Researchers to Deploy Advanced Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Network

    Earth NetworksSM, the operator of the largest weather, lightning and climate observation networks and owner of WeatherBug®, announces its collaboration with the State of California and leading atmospheric scientists from ...


    By Earth Networks, Inc.

  • LI-COR Analyzers Monitoring Carbon Dioxide Worldwide as Atmospheric Levels Reach 400 parts per million

    On May 13, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported a preliminary daily average carbon dioxide (CO2) reading of 400.07 parts per million (ppm) at the Mauna Loa Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii. On May 9, a reading over 400 ppm was reported at the site for the first time ever. But that reading (400.03 ppm) was later revised to 399.89 ppm. The first CO2 ...

  • Gas Sensors for the Development of Modified Atmospheric Packaging

    A huge number of the foods we buy are contained in modified atmospheric packaging (MAP). Fruits, vegetables, meats and baked goods are all contained in a modified atmosphere to extend their shelf life. MAP means food tastes and looks fresher for longer, without any modification of the food itself. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • GaugerGSM - Now approved for use in explosive atmospheres

    GaugerGSM – an advanced ultrasonic level meter integrated with cellular (GSM) communications has been approved for use in explosive atmospheres. GaugerGSM is certified to Ex II 1G, Ex ia IIB T4 Ga with Ta = -30°C to +70°C and defined as intrinsically safe. The system is allowed for use in all zones: 0, 1 and 2. The system has been certified to both ATEX and IECEx by SIRA – a ...

  • EU project taking CO2 out of the atmosphere

    'The European Commission is committed to encouraging industry to reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and research plays a vital role in that,' said the European Science and Research Commissioner, Janez Potočnik. The accumulation of CO2 is considered to be the main cause of climate change. However, the EU-backed project CO2SINK, with financing to the tune of EUR 8.7 million, aims to ...

  • Tourist cruise ships increase atmospheric pollution in the Arctic

    Levels of air pollution significantly increase on the island of Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic when tourist cruise ships are present, according to a recent study. With shipping levels rising in the region, the researchers recommend that stricter emissions regulations are introduced in order to limit the impact of pollution on the Arctic environment. Ship traffic is a major source of ...

  • Met One Instruments, Inc. Acquires Atmospheric Systems Corporation

    Met One Instruments, Inc. and Atmospheric Systems Corporation Join Innovation, Manufacturing and Expertise to Respond to New Markets Met One Instruments, Inc. www.metone.com announces the acquisition of Atmospheric Systems Corporation, www.minisodar.com. This partnership will enhance the ability to offer complete surface and upper ...

  • Allweiler Pumps approved for explosive atmospheres. New ATEX certificate for dust

    For many years progressing cavity pumps, peristaltic pumps, and macerators manufactured by Allweiler AG have fulfilled the requirements for use in potentially explosive gaseous atmospheres when used properly. But now – since end 2008 – they are also certified for use in dust-laden explosive atmospheres. The ATEX certificate confirms that Allweiler pumps now fully comply with EU directive 94/9/EC ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Gas Detection and Monitoring Systems

    In greenhouse applications, the accurate measurement of a number of environmental parameters such as carbon dioxide concentration, temperature, light intensity, water, humidity, pH and nutrient levels using sophisticated sensors is used to create a controlled environment for optimising plant growth rates while minimising energy usage. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Landfill Methane Emission Monitoring

    Methane (CH4) plays a critical role in the radiation balance and chemistry of the atmosphere. The major anthropogenic sources are anaerobic production from landfills, ruminant animals and their waste, release from the mining and use of fossil fuel, burning of biomass, etc.. On average, over the global scale, landfill methane emissions contribute between 10-19% of the anthropogenic methane burden ...

  • Soil climate monitoring in Antarctica

    Antarctica, the coldest place on earth, has an area of about 14 million sq. km. About 98% of the continent is covered by ice, which averages about 2100 m thick. This vast ice sheet contains the earth’s largest fresh water reserve. Of the ice-free ground, only 0.3% is available for soils to form. Currently there are seven soil climate stations in Antarctica, which monitor a range of ambient ...

  • Monitoring is key to cutting emissions

    The big achievement of the Paris Agreement on climate change last December was getting more than 190 countries around the world to agree to a significant programme of lowering carbon emissions. But the reality is that promises are no good if not followed up by action. Nations also pledged to pursue various other policies aimed at ...


    By Climate News Network

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