atmospheric sensor News

  • Chilean volcano captured blasting ash across continent

    Chile’s Chaiten Volcano is shown spewing ash and smoke into the air for hundreds of km over Argentina’s Patagonia Plateau. The 1000 m-high volcano had been dormant for thousands of years before erupting on 2 May, causing the evacuation of thousands. Chaiten Volcano is located in southern Chile 10 km northeast of the town of Chaiten on the Gulf of Corcovado. Envisat’s Medium Resolution Imaging ...

  • ESA extends Envisat satellite mission

    ESA Member States have unanimously voted to extend the Envisat mission through to 2013. Envisat – the world’s largest and most sophisticated satellite ever built – has been providing scientists and operational users with invaluable data for global monitoring and forecasting since its launch in 2002. 'The decision to extend the Envisat mission operations, taken during the last ESA Earth ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Ozone hole grows but is below 2006 record

    Scientists from the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) have discovered that the ozone hole over Antarctica has expanded this year against what it was in 2007, but is smaller than what it was in 2006. The ozone is a protective atmospheric layer protecting Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays. Failure to shield the planet can trigger a multitude of health ailments in people and harm biodiversity. While ...

  • 2008 ozone hole larger than last year - ESA

    The 2008 ozone hole – a thinning in the ozone layer over Antarctica – is larger both in size and ozone loss than 2007 but is not as large as 2006. Ozone is a protective atmospheric layer found in about 25 kilometres altitude that acts as a sunlight filter shielding life on Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays, which can increase the risk of skin cancer and cataracts and harm marine life.  This ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Air Flow Monitors - Rohtang Road Tunnel

    In early January 2020 CODEL received a prestigious order for the supply of 11 sets of air quality and air flow tunnel monitors for the 8.8KM Rohtang Road Tunnel in India. The Rohtang Tunnel is the world’s highest road tunnel situated under the Rohtang Pass of eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway in Himachal Pradesh. The 8.8 Km long two-lane road ...


    By Codel International Ltd

  • Energy Secretary Moniz Announces 2014 Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award Winners

    U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced nine exceptional U.S. scientists and engineers as recipients of the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for their contributions in research and development that supports the Energy Department’s science, energy and national security missions. Since 1959, the Lawrence Award has recognized mid-career scientists and engineers in the United States who ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Crowcon strengthens Gas-Pro range with infrared capability

    Crowcon, the gas detection specialist, has further strengthened its Gas-Pro range with the introduction of the Gas-Pro IR. This latest offering detects methane, pentane or propane using infrared IR sensor technology. The Gas-Pro range, celebrated for its portability and confined spaces functionality, sees the addition ...

  • NASA Flights Target How Pollution, Storms And Climate Mix

    NASA aircraft will take to the skies over the southern United States this summer to investigate how air pollution and natural emissions, which are pushed high into the atmosphere by large storms, affect atmospheric composition and climate. NASA will conduct its most complex airborne science campaign of the year from Houston's Ellington Field, which is operated by the agency's Johnson ...

  • Tall Towers Fitted to Track CO2 Emissions

    BOULDER, Colorado, July 31, 2007 (ENS) - A new sensor in what will be a nationwide network for tracking carbon dioxide is now monitoring the air over Colorado's Front Range. A 1,000 foot tall tower east of Erie is one of 12 such towers that are being fitted with instruments by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, to capture the regional ebb and flow of atmospheric carbon. ...

  • Weather Analytics Expanding Network for Global Climate Intelligence

    Weather Analytics announced today the integration of new content from 32,000 weather stations, gathered from 53 public and private networks, into its enhanced weather collection database. Weather Analytics is adding the quality-assured data, selected from the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS), for integration with the company’s online platform at ...


    By Weather Analytics

  • 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. ...

  • NASA Cold Weather Airborne Campaign to Measure Falling Snow

    Beginning Jan. 17, NASA will fly an airborne science laboratory above Canadian snowstorms to tackle a difficult challenge facing the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission -- measuring snowfall from space. GPM is an international satellite ...

  • Our Highlights from MTWExpo2019

    On 5-7 of June 2019, we – like thousands of other experts in weather and water applications – were drawn to Geneva for the, Meteorological Technology World Expo – the world’s largest meteorological event with around 200 exhibiting companies and visitors from over 100 countries. The Expo is known for showcasing the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • New wireless sensor network keeps tabs on the environment

    Have you ever wondered what happens in the rainforest when no one is looking? Research in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Science may soon be able to answer that question. The departments of computing science and earth and atmospheric science have been working together to create a Wireless Sensor Network that allows for the clandestine data collection of environmental factors in remote ...

  • Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Recent reports on the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions have shown that CO2 levels within the atmosphere are steadily rising. The UN has consistently promoted the use of renewable energies for the control of atmospheric conditions. These need to be steadily monitored and in order to do so it is essential that cheap, robust, and accurate sensors ...

  • Anaerobic Digestion of Slaughterhouse Wastes after Thermal Treatment using ADM1

    The process known as rendering, is a mandatory process that has been implemented by the European Legislation, and involves the thermal treatment of category 2 slaughterhouse by-products at 140°C, 4-5 bar for 20 min for their hygienization prior to disposal. ...

  • Modernization of the ITS on the Highway of Querétaro, Mexico

    Our Mexican Partner Ingeniería Geofísica y Sistema S.A. de C.V. (IGS) recently won a project of the Communication and Transport Secretary (SCT) as a final client to upgrade and install new Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) along the Federal Bridges and Highways in Querétaro in Mexico. They include eight Automatic ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • New Gas Detection System for Ethylene

    Statox 501 Ethylen As pre- product for Polyethylene, ethanol, ethylen oxide, ethylene dichloride and many other final or intermediate products, ethylene (C2H4) is one of the most important products in petrochemical industries. It is a colourless gas with a sweetish smell. It is asphyxiant but not toxic. More important is that it is explosive in concentrations from 3,1 % (LEL) to 32 % ...

  • Envirologger chosen for UK meteorology network

    A seven station network of digital meteorology stations are to be supplied to a major utility company by Air Monitors, the UK distributor of Envirologger products. The system was chosen for its ability to centralise data from all of the client’s sites to one central data server using secure internet technology. The stations also feature the Gill Metpak met sensors measuring wind speed and ...


    By Air Monitors - ACOEM Group

  • Innovative IONICON PTR-ToF-MS technology deployed on NASA atmospheric research aircraft

    What is the quality of the air we breathe? NASA is trying to answer this question using satellite-based Earth observations. By the end of the century, satellite data shall be used for monitoring and predicting air quality, much the same as now for weather forecasting. To understand how air pollutants are distributed within the Earth’s atmosphere, NASA makes use of a new high-tech ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

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