atmospheric remote sensing News

  • NPL’s remote sensing of methane capability enhanced.

    Following the successful construction and launch of their latest enhanced Differential Absorption  Lidar (DIAL) system this summer, NPL has moved on to calibrate its new DIAL truck and to apply its capability to a key European project. The DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar) facility is a highly mobile truck-mounted, sophisticated laser-based system that provides rapid, ...

  • Satnav reflection technology for remote sensing of the Earth

    A rain of navigation signals falls constantly upon the Earth from GPS and the initial satellites in Europe's Galileo system, enabling an ever-increasing number of positioning and guidance services. Afterwards these microwave beams bounce back to space – where a proposed ESA mission aims to harness them as a scientific resource and explore their potential for terrestrial remote sensing ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • 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. ...

  • Bruker Expands Infrared Remote Sensing Product Line with Introduction of Novel Hyperspectral Imaging System HI 90 for up to 1000 Times Faster Measurements

    Following Bruker’s acquisition of Sigma ElectroOptics GmbH in December 2010, Bruker is now launching its expanded product line for the remote infrared detection of gases in industrial, environmental and homeland security applications. (Photo: Business Wire) ...


    By Bruker Corporation

  • Ocean Optics introduces handheld sensing system for field applications

    Now available from Ocean Optics is a handheld, field-portable analytical instrument that combines the power of optical sensing with onboard computing power for custom applications ranging from crop management and water analysis to UV radiation and ozone monitoring. Jaz is a family of stackable, modular and autonomous components -- a typical setup for field use is about the size of a few decks of ...

  • GE To Develop Enhanced Sensing Capabilities for Underground CO2 Storage Wells

    GE (NYSE: GE) Global Research today announced it has signed a contract with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory system, to build a multi-point sensing system to monitor carbon dioxide (CO2) injected into geothermal containment wells. The use of these cavities, which extend 1-2 kilometers below the ...


    By General Electric

  • ASC and Met One Instruments Announce Partnership

    To begin 2014, Met One Instruments, Inc. (MOI) is excited to announce a new corporate partnership to expand meteorological measurement capabilities. Atmospheric Systems Corporation (ASC), of Valencia, California, is a recognized leader in meteorological remote sensing using Sound Detection And Ranging (SoDAR) to measure vertical wind and turbulence profiles. This partnership will enable Met One ...

  • Satellites help map soil carbon flux

    Changes in soil carbon occur with changes in land management. Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee investigated quantifying soil carbon changes over large regions. They integrated remote sensing products with a national carbon accounting framework in a project funded by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Earth Science. Results ...

  • New tool to study air quality developed in Spain

    Air quality models have achieved a great degree of sophistication over the last few years thanks mainly to scientific and computational advances. These are tools that simulate the dynamics of the atmosphere and estimate the impact of particular sources of contamination such as industries or traffic on air quality so that plans and decisions can then be made according to the produced results. The ...

  • Satellite data provide insight into melting Arctic ice

    In September 2012, the smallest ice spread to date in the Arctic was recorded. With data from satellites, scientists at SMHI have analysed changes in the atmosphere, and then compared the conditions for the ice melt in 2012 with 2007, the previous record low for ice spread. “Satellite-based monitoring of the atmosphere can be an important source of knowledge in predicting extreme ...

  • Growth of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerating

    CANBERRA, Australia, (ENS) - Global emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide have more than doubled since 1990 and the rate of increase is accelerating, according to new information gathered and analyzed by the Australian government research service. The scientists say this trend, based on data collected over the past 30 years, indicates that recent efforts to ...

  • New infrared flammable & CO2 gas sensor detects hazards where conventional sensors fail

    The Xgard IR from Crowcon is a new, low cost infrared (IR) flammable gas and carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor designed for use in fixed point detection systems where conventional detectors can prove unreliable or suffer from interference and damage. Conventional flammable gas detectors based on catalytic pellistors are susceptible to poisoning in some industrial atmospheres. This can make their ...

  • Extension of joint EU-China earth observation programme

    The Dragon Programme, a collaborative venture between the People's Republic of China and the European Space Agency (ESA), has generated significant results in the area of earth observation (EO) satellite data. The success of the partnership was highlighted at a recent gathering of leading scientists to launch the programme's anticipated successor, Dragon 2. This second phase will build on the ...

  • Forest fires increase mercury emissions

    Mercury is a global pollutant arising from many sources, including biomass burning (BMB), which includes both wildfires and intentional fires to clear land. A recent study estimates that mercury emissions from BMB make up 8 per cent of total global mercury emissions. Mercury emissions from BMB have received growing attention. Forests in particular act as mercury sinks because atmospheric mercury ...

  • Aerosols increasing over India

    Aerosols — particles or droplets suspended in the air that impact climate  by scattering or absorbing the sun’s radiation — are increasing across India, new research shows. The findings by S. Ramachandran and colleagues from the space and atmospheric sciences division of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Antarctic ice loss dangerously fast

    New studies show that the Antarctic ice sheet is melting faster than previously anticipated. If this jump is indicative of a trend due to global warming the entire antarctic ecology could be threatened much sooner than expected. In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team led by Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and the University of California, Irvine, ...

  • NASA turns research to California drought

    NASA scientists have begun deploying satellites and other advanced technology to help California water officials assess the state's record drought and better manage it, officials said Tuesday. The California Department of Water Resources has partnered with NASA to use the space agency's satellite data and other airborne technology to better assess the snowpack, ground water levels and predict ...


    By Associated Press

  • Students´ Science Research Projects Contribute to Policy Considerations

    High school students from across the United States explored real policy challenges in a national environmental research contest. Validating the existence and distribution of lunar tidal waves, developing the first spatial ecology model of cape vultures, and establishing the correlation between wildfires and surface ozone were the focal points of the top entries of the 2013 Thacher Environmental ...

  • Sustainability as a Discipline?

    Taiga Company Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Sustainability - CSR - Green Business - Do we have an exact, precise definition of what these terms mean or do they all blur together?  Quite often in our business sustainability ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Computational Ocean Sciences – Assistant Professor

    The Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning fall 2017. We seek candidates with research interests in marine ecosystems, oceanographic biogeochemical processes, and climate change. The successful candidate will have a computational focus, preferably taking advantage of the increasing ...

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