optical atmospheric sensor News

  • CO2Meter.com, Worldwide Provider of Atmospheric Gas Measurement Equipment, Introduces New, Cost-Efficient Carbon Dioxide and Methane Meter for the Biogas Industry

    CO2Meter.com, a worldwide provider of atmospheric gas measurement equipment, has developed a new, low-cost combination carbon dioxide and methane gas level meter for use in the biogas industry. It can measure up to 100% methane (CH4) and 50% carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in real time, or can be used as ...


    By CO2 Meter, Inc.

  • New SPECTROLAB high-end spectrometer with hybrid optic for high-precision metal analysis

    The hybrid optic in the new SPECTROLAB directly processes the light from the spark stand; with photomultiplier tubes (PMT) and CCD detectors simultaneously. The result: Extremely low detection limits and a flexible range of use. Kleve, Germany – SPECTRO presents the next generation of SPECTROLAB stationary metal analyzers at the GIFA Foundry Show (June 12 -16, 2007 in Düsseldorf, Germany). This ...

  • A cloud sensor measuring more than just clouds: The CHM 15k

    Atmospheric and non-atmospheric parameters in the air space challenge researchers, weather services and airports. Although these applications pursue different targets, there’s one sensor system, satisfying all of those users: the CHM 15k. It scans the atmosphere in heights of up to 15 km and detects clouds, ...

  • Sensors in Space Allow Daily Coastal Water Quality Monitoring

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - Using data from instruments aboard two NASA satellites, Florida researchers have created a way to map the fleeting changes in coastal water quality from space - something that has long evaded researchers and coastal managers relying only on ground-based measurements. This information has direct application for resource managers working on ...

  • New Product Alert – VICONOX NO2, NO, CO and Visibility Monitor

    More and more modern vehicles emit less and less CO so there is a growing international requirement to measure the level of both CO and NO/NO2 in road tunnels. The VICONOX provides an elegant solution to these requirements by measuring NO2, NO, CO, visibility and temperature within a single sensor. Designed specifically for use in tunnels, the VICONOX tunnel monitor uses a combination of ...


    By Tunnel Sensors Limited

  • 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 ...

  • HORIBA Jobin Yvon Grating Helps NASA Discover Icy Mountains on Pluto

    On July 14, 2015, the NEW HORIZONS probe flew over and sent pictures of the planet Pluto, and its satellite Charon, revealing information about their geology, their surface and atmosphere. Pictures of mountains show this geological activity occurred less than 100 million years ago. Areas of carbon monoxide ice, methane, nitrogen were detected. The Pluto's atmosphere consists mainly of nitrogen. ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • Voyage to Southern Ocean to monitor greenhouse gas air-sea fluxes

    Scientists have set off from the Chilean port of Punta Arenas to spend 42 days amid the high winds and big waves of the Southern Ocean, where they will make groundbreaking measurements to explain how large amounts of climate-affecting gases move between atmosphere and sea, and vice-versa. The cruise should provide important information on factors controlling the flux of the greenhouse gas carbon ...

  • 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)

  • ESA investigates new methods of mapping tropical forest from space

    Tropical rainforests play a crucial role in Earth's carbon cycle by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in biomass. However, mapping these carbon stocks from space poses a huge technical challenge. An airborne campaign, being carried out in South America, is showing how spaceborne radar could be an answer. In order to improve our understanding of the carbon cycle, more accurate ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • 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

  • Space technology optimises windmill efficiency

    A French start-up company from ESA’s Business Incubation Centre in the Netherlands has developed a small instrument to measure wind speed and direction from the ground up to heights of 200 metres – information that is vital when deciding where to build a wind turbine to produce electricity. The French company Leosphere developed their system Windcube using ‘lidar’ (light detection and ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • 50 Years of WTW at the IFAT

    The history of the IFAT began in 1966 with 147 exhibitors and 10,200 visitors. 50 years later, these numbers are quite a bit more impressive: As a world fair for environmental technoloqy, the IFAT welcomed 138,000 visitors from 170 countries between May 30 and June 3. WTW was an exhibitor fifty years ago and has been every year since. In our booth, together with our sister company MJK under the ...


    By WTW - a xylem brand

  • Rising carbon dioxide and ‘acidified` waters in puget sound

    Scientists have discovered that the water chemistry in the Hood Canal and the Puget Sound, US, main basin is becoming more "acidified," or corrosive, as the ocean absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These changes could have considerable impacts on the region"s shellfish industry over the next several decades. The study, co-sponsored by NOAA, the University of Washington Applied ...

  • Gas hazards in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries

    Although flammable and toxic gas hazards are generally well understood by operators, technicians and safety personnel in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, continuous training and refreshment of knowledge is essential to avoid potential incidents caused by complacency. New personnel are often assigned work activities in potentially hazardous areas with only very limited training about gas ...

  • Picarro Reveals Carbon Emissions in Davos from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012

    World Economic Forum —Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today announced results from its City Carbon project, demonstrating measurements of near real-time carbon emission estimates from the city of Davos, Switzerland before and during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. Analysis of the ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • DOE-funded research projects win 39 R&D awards for 2010

    U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 39 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The coveted awards are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials or software developed throughout the world and introduced into the market the previous year. "I ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Ball Aerospace Selected by NASA for TEMPO Air Pollution Mission

    Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. is part of a team selected to build the first space-based instrument to monitor major air pollutants across the North American continent for NASA's Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution (TEMPO) mission. Led by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, Mass., the TEMPO team will build a geostationary ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS) ...

  • EC project MEMORI: innovative research for market transfer

    MEMORI: Measurement, Effect Assessment and Mitigation of Pollutant Impact on Movable Cultural Assets. NILU is from 1st November 2011 coordinating a new EC project; MEMORI. MEMORI will go on for three years until the end of 2014. The main general objective of MEMORI as defined in the DOW (Description of Work) is: “To provide the conservation market with innovative non destructive diagnosis ...

  • U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

    U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential. The R&D 100 awards, sometimes called the “Oscars of Innovation,” are given annually in ...


    By US Department of Energy

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